“As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you. Abide in my love.”-John 15:9
What a breathtaking truth! The love between the Father and Son is ever flowing perfection. The Trinity has eternally delighted in one another. Their divine dance is eternally full of joy and complete commitment to one another, so much so that they are truly one. There is a constant, interpenetrating flow between them.
Jesus not only reflected upon the love that exists between him and the Father, but said to the disciples, “As much as the Father has loved me, which is infinite and perfect, that is how much I love you.” The Father delights in the Son and the Son delights in his disciples. The Father is pleased with the Son and the Son is pleased with the disciples. The Father lives in perfect union with the Son and the Son lives in perfect union with us. These are astounding truths.
Then Jesus said to them, “Abide in my unending love for you. Don’t wander away from it. Stay put. Your completeness is found right here in me.”
Jesus, it is a miraculous thing that you love me as the Father’s loves you. My finite mind cannot grasp this infinite truth. Help me to live in the reality of what I can understand today as you stretch the borders of my mind even further to live in your love for all eternity. Amen.