Wednesday, February 25, 2009

I say it to my mother every day. To my dad every time he comes home from work. Every time I sign a letter or send an e-mail to my dearest friends or siblings, I write this phrase. But as of just a couple days ago, I had never said it to the One Who most deserves it - Jesus.
"I love you."

It's amazing how much three words can change a life. When I said those words to my Saviour late one night, it's like my spiritual life radically changed. And a simple "I love you" was the cause. As those words escaped my lips, I felt immediately closer to Christ. It was like He was right there! (Which, of course, He was!) He became much more intimately real. It was as if I was filled with a life-giving wonder and awe. "I love you." .... It's so personal, something that, if we truly mean it, we say only to the truest and dearest and most trustworthy people in our lives - the people who know what we're really like - the ones who know us inside and out.

God is amazing.

He is awe-inspiring.

He is ... GOD!

And not only those majestic things, but He is real....and He loves (think about what that really entails!) .......... me.

Soli Deo Gloria!

I serve a risen Saviour.

1 comment:

  1. Love is such an amazing thing. Since about a year ago I have thought about whether or not I REALLY love someone before I declare "I love you." Am I really patient and kind? Do I look after other's interests before my own? Do I sacrifice my desires to fulfill another's desires? I am not sure where this quote came from, but this is the gist of it- "The greater the love, the greater the degree of sacrifice." Thank you for your testimony.