2017年05月29日

To love is greater than to be loved

Books about Kakue Tanaka are booming lately. They call him “genius” or “a god of leadership”. I got a book written about him and was impressed a lot. What moved me the most was as follows: He put himself into shoes of the weak and did what they wanted.


He gently approached those who mourn and rushed to funerals earlier than others. Not only did he do what normal people did, but he got involved in ceremonies and gave a helping hand to those who lost their loved one. That is why they loved him. They still respect him though he fell into disgrace and resigned his position as Prime Minister.


However, I couldn’t help remembering someone as I read the book. It was Jesus himself. According to the Bible, he was neither one of the saints nor a god-like being in a certain area. He was the Savior of all mankind and the Son of Almighty God!


He washed the feet of his disciples, became a friend of the lonely and wept over the death of his friend. He ate with sinners, defended them and spent a long time together. He took care of the sick and handicapped. He directly touched those who have an infection.


Paul says, “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” (2 Corinthians 5:21) Though Jesus never sinned, he was crucified and received the judgment of sin instead of us all. Because he laid down his life, those who believe in him will not be condemned and cross over from death to life!


Jesus was one who told about love and showed the real one by laying it down. Even if you have no interest in him or put him off, his love for you never runs out.


You are so precious that the Son of God died for you. History shows countless people found power for living, restored their lives and experienced healing and recovery through Jesus Christ. I wish you would come to know him and his true love toward you.


Youth Pastor  Kenshiro Goto


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