I had a friend that once stated she doesn’t want to hear her spouse say, “I love you” every day. Somehow, she feels it cheapens the words. I asked her, “Well, how do you want to know you are loved then?” She replied, “Just knowing someone is thinking about me makes me feel loved.” Yes, the next question I had to ask was, “How do you know you are being thought of if that person doesn’t express it in some form?”
I like hearing I am loved. I like better knowing that I am. My new spouse left me the note that is pictured here. A wave of love flowed over me when I found it hanging on my desk. Expressing our love to others doesn’t have to take a lot of time, but goes a long way in building strong bonds in a relationship, family, friends or otherwise. Another aspect to expressing your love is there are so many ways to do it, and one can get very creative.
God was extremely creative when He expressed his love to us. Who else, but God would have thought of giving us his only son and that son coming to us in a small package of a baby. As that baby grew, so did his love for mankind. In fact, it’s Jesus’ love for us that caused him to say, “Not my will Father, but yours be done.”
Today, I can read God’s love notes to me all through his word. The Bible is full of them. Like Romans 8:37-39 describes how nothing can separate us from God’s love. He won’t allow it. Psalm 86:15 But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness. To sum it up:
God is love. He didn’t need us. But he wanted us. And that is the most amazing thing. ~ Rick Warren
KNOW THAT, YOU ARE LOVED!
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