"Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13
Jesus said this to His disciples. We need to remind ourselves that in those terrible hours Jesus hung on the cross, it was all about love. We can't comprehend that kind of all-consuming, all-powerful love, but we can spend the rest of our lives living in wholehearted response to it.
The truth is, we need each other. We need to trust, rely on and depend upon other believers. God gave us each other to walk alongside, encourage and spur one another in the faith.
The writer to the Hebrews says, "And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near" (Hebrews 10:24-25).
Many people go through life feeling discouraged about themselves and thinking they do not have a purpose in life. But that’s not true. Whoever you are—whatever your life experiences, talents, physical ability, or role—you have a purpose.
"For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." Ephesians 2:10