Daily Devotion on John 15:9-17

Devotion Text: John 15:9-17

What’s it all about?

As we get bogged down by the hustle and bustle of this life, what is the point? We trudge out of bed each morning to the same job that we might like, but we certainly don’t love. We interact with the same people that aren’t nearly as nice to us as they should be. Things don’t seem to get any better like we hoped they would be. If anything, things are getting worse around us and worse within us as we struggle with pain, sickness and sadness.

So we go to church, but what is that all about? Jesus died for me and that’s great, but it hasn’t paid down my student loans or credit card debt! God may have created the world, but my world is crashing down around me and he doesn’t seem to be doing anything about it!

So, what is the point!?

Jesus sets the table for us here in the gospel of John giving us the focus of our faith and the meaning of our life–love.

God’s love for us drives our life, giving us both purpose for our life and a guide for how we are to live. Since God loved us we seek to mirror that love through obedience to God and selflessness to our neighbors. That love drives our desire to share God’s love with those who do not know it and to proclaim it through word and song in worship.

God’s love is the point and purpose of this life and he inspires us to love one another.

Prayer: Risen Lord, thank you for your indescribable love to me. I did not deserve your perfect life and innocent death for me and I do not deserve your constant aid. Yet, you love me freely and completely. Help me to mirror that love to my friends, family and neighbors and use me as an instrument to share your love with them. Amen.

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About Michael Schottey

Michael Schottey is a Christian, husband, father of two boys, sportswriter, and aspiring author. He graduated from Martin Luther College with a degree in Biblical Languages in 2009. A lifelong midwesterner, he moved to Florida with his family in 2010 and is a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church (WELS).

Posted on May 10, 2012, in Church, Daily Devotions, Preschool and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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