“I love you” When we were first married my husband would use these words to proclaim his feelings for me. It sounded great and felt even better. Those three little words conveyed his deep feelings. I’d never get tire of hearing them.
Today when I hear him speak that phrase it means even more. Sometimes when I hear him say “I love you” I get the sense he is saying them as much for his own benefit as for mine. As if he is trying to remind himself of the truth of his words in the midst of being frustrated with me. (which admittedly happens kind of often) Every utterance of “I love you” is now like a battle cry….a quiet recommitment to our relationship and the effort it requires. “I love you” was once just an emotional comment, now it is full grown and conveys so much more. I still never tire of hearing it.
God never tires of hearing ‘I love you”. In telling God we love Him we remind ourselves of His love and our commitment to Him. God reveals His love for me in every aspect of my life. I know He loves me. I hear Him proclaim it in His creation. I have felt the relief of His love as He forgives my sin. I have witnessed the comfort of His love as life has brought heartache and hurt. I have experienced His love in the peace He grants when chaos reigns in life.
His love for us never fails. This week I am challenged to let God know I love Him with my life, to honor Him and worship Him. I am also reminded of this great truth….Life may change and challenge, BUT ONE THING REMAINS…..”The loving-kindness of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who trust Him” Psalm 103:17
“I love you God”