Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Abide


As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love. - John 15 v 9

Time and time again in His story about a vine Jesus uses the word ABIDE.

Growing up I used a local Aberdeensire doric word BIDE or BIDIN. Which basically meant to stay or staying. "I'm bidin at home" is "I'm staying at home".

Abide seems a little more propper English to me but I looked it up it means:

to remain
to continue
to stay
to endure
to sustain
to be faithful

It just strikes me as crazy that Jesus has to encourage his closest friends to remain, to continue, to stay, to endure in His love. But then I realise just how fickle I can be.

So today Lord I am BIDIN in your love. It is the only place to be.

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