Truth in Palmyra

by Beverly Barnett

Jesus Gives a New Commandment

John 13:31-38

“A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; 
as I have loved you, that ye also love one another,” John 13:34.

Judas hurriedly left the upper room. The tension was thick in the room, but Jesus knew how to calm the storm of emotions. He reassured the remaining disciples and refocused their worried thoughts. Jesus came to earth for such a time as this. As He spoke to them, there was calmness in His voice. Can you hear it?

Before anger could build in the hearts of the disciples, Jesus redirected them to that one word “Love.” Love one another as He had loved them. Love can cover a multitude of hurt. Love can forgive the unforgivable. Love can love the unlovable. Love crosses oceans and streets. Love shares the story of love. The disciples needed…

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