According to the artist “Haddaway” love is best known as, “Baby don’t hurt me, don’t hurt me no more.” Google defines it as “an intense feeling of deep affection.” A cynic on urban dictionary defines love as “nature’s way of tricking people into reproducing.” How about the Bible? Can we get a reliable definition of love from God’s perspective? Yes, in Jesus.
When Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. John 13:1
John prepares us for the picture of love in the life of Christ. Jesus is the best definition of love - a faithful unbroken love to the end. Consider five pictures in Jesus’ final hours we get of love: