​No one has greater love than this, that someone would lay down his life for his friends.

John 15:13 HCSB
That is exactly what Jesus did for us that we may have eternal life. This is eternal life: that they may know You, the only true God, and the One You have sent — Jesus Christ. John 17:3 In the same way we should lay down our lives that others may have eternal life through our words, actions, and our character in the power of the Holy Spirit