Love and the Laid-down Life

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  “Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends” (John 15:13). Poignant words from the heart of Jesus, who would soon lay down his life for his friends. The words hold deep meaning for families who’ve lost loved ones in battle. They hold deep meaning for all of us who live in America, land of the free, home of the brave. We’re grateful for those who spilled blood on foreign soil, sacrificing their lives—the cost of freedom. Most of us will never find ourselves in treacherous war zones dodging enemy fire and…

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