Good Friday Means Jesus Loves Us (Guest Post)

Spring is in full bloom here in Florence, Italy. But on this day, we are reminded most of all of Jesus’ sacrificial love for us. Italy abounds with art that helps us ponder this magnificent truth. Enjoy!

Bronze life-size crucifix by Donatello
Bronze life-size crucifix by Donatello

“Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you.”  — Jesus, in John 15:13-14

Life-size crucifix by Giotto
Life-size crucifix by Giotto

“If we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.” — 1 John 1:7

Relief by della Robbia
Relief by della Robbia

“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us…. For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.” John 1:14-17

May Jesus’ sacrificial love for you fill your heart with hope this Easter, as we celebrate His resurrection from the dead on Sunday. Buona Pasqua (Happy Easter) from Italy!

Guest Post by Daryl and Ceil Wilson

Daryl and Ceil Wilson serve part of each year with Cru’s Italian ministry, Agape Italia. Stationed in Florence, they connect U. S. Christian professors with Italian professors and students, most of whom think that no intellectual person would be a follower of Jesus.

In the U. S., Daryl and Ceil serve with Cru’s outreach to professors and grad students, Faculty Commons.

Want to know what God is doing through Cru in Italy? Sign up for an intimate look at ministry and a taste of the culture, October 1 – 8, 2022. Details and registration at Authentic Italy. Only eight places left. Hold your spot soon!


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