Thursday, May 7, 2015

It's Just What He Does

We have been sorting through a big box of cards that have accumulated over the years .  Cards from family and from each other, received on birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, or other special occasions.  It's not really the card that holds value, but it is the handwritten words written on those cards that brings a smile to our faces.   It blesses us to hold the ones we love close to our heart....even in a note on a card.

Joel never leaves the house that he does not kiss me good-bye.  And 99% of the time as he drives off in the van, I am standing at the door waving and lifting my hand to form the "I love you" sign for the deaf.   It's just what we do.

When we talk to our kids and grandkids on the phone, we always end our conversations with "Love you..."  It's just what we do.

Over the years, I have talked with people who, as children,  never heard their parents say they were loved. For some, they knew they were loved, but never heard those words spoken.  And across the board, even with those who knew they were loved, 99% were affected by the lack of words.

Words hold power and I am not so sure there are any words that are more important than "I love you."  The Bible tells us "God so loved the world....", "God is perfect love.....", "nothing will separate us from the love of God..", "He loves us with an everlasting love."  Our Lord tells us we are loved throughout the written Word.  It's just what He does.

Have you told God how much you love Him?  After a conversation do you "hang up the phone" with a "love you."?  Recently I heard about a man who had an encounter with God and He realized during this experience that God absolutely adored Him.  He showered him with so much love it was hard to take it all in.  The man, who had been an atheist, now spends his days praying over people for healing as he goes about his daily job.  The love that he encountered changed His heart for God. God is always looking to change the hearts of people and bring them into the family of God.  It's just what He does.

This love thing, it really is key to living a whole and healthy life.  Let us never take it for granted.  Let us always share love and open our arms to receive love, from others and most importantly from God.

 Better sign off now.......Love you!

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