Friday, January 13, 2012

A Willingness to Lay Aside Personal Freedoms to Follow Jesus' Commands

I am now reading the spiritual journal of my Chinese seminary students. She is meditating on John ch. 14.

She writes:

"Jesus said, “If you love me, then obey my commands.” This reminds me of when I returned back to Taiwan. My father was in the habit of going to sleep early. He would command me to be home before 9pm so he may sleep peacefully. The nightlife in Taiwan is always very exciting, and very few people return home before 9pm. Even though I know that his rule isn’t very fair, because I love my father I am willing to give up my personal freedom to follow his command."