“By this all people will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:35 HCSB
I enjoy wearing my red and black Louisville Cardinal shirt and am proud to be a Louisville Cardinal fan. In Kentucky you will also find true blue Kentucky fans. Some people have bumper stickers that say, “A House Divided” with one half of the sticker being red and black and the other half being blue and white. Even though my sister-in-law is a graduate of the University of Louisville, she is a University of Kentucky fan. Generally speaking, we are known by the colors we wear. Red and black indicates a Louisville fan while blue and white denotes a University of Kentucky fan.
Jesus is saying in this verse that the people of the world will know that we are His disciples by what others see in our lives. If they see us exhibiting the love of Jesus and loving one another, they will know we are His disciples. Our actions, behaviors, and attitudes are reflections of who we are. How can we express the love of Jesus to others? When we humble ourselves and serve others more than ourselves, people will know and understand the love of Christ.
Challenge: Love compels us to humble ourselves and serve others just as Jesus humbled Himself and willfully died on the cross for the sins of the world. For what are you known? Love and compassion? Understanding? A caring demeanor? Do others see Jesus in your life? Is your love showing and evident to others?