Love: JOH 13:1

John 13:1  •  1 min. read  •  grade level: 5
When Jesus knew that His hour was come that He should depart out of this world unto the Father, having loved His own which were in the world, He loved them unto the end.
A translator’s footnote on this verse points out that “to the end” wrongly appears to refer to time; whereas “going through with everything” is implied. In other words, He loved them to the full extent that love could go! He knew that His disciples would forsake Him within a day; but with love immeasurable, He said within Himself: “I’ll gladly die for each one of you; I’ll pay your debt of sin because you could never pay it; but before I do that, I’m going to get down on my knees with my basin and towel and wash your feet.” Could His love have gone farther than that?