By Lester A. Doyle, Jr.
Generally speaking, man is a taker because his love is not great enough. Our Lord and Savior is a giver. He is a giver because he loves all mankind. Love is always seeking ways to give to others. Before our Savior was crucified, he said, “No man takes my life. I give it myself.”
In John 15:13 Jesus said, “Greater love has no one man than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.” Jesus tells us he laid down his life for the sins of the whole world. He could have escaped and fled, but through divine love he stayed and, like a lamb to the slaughter, he went to the cross.
This is the humble and loving Savior that asks of us: “This do in remembrance of me.”
Guardian of Truth XXXIV: 6, p. 171
March 15, 1990