Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Love part 2

It's Valentine's Day, so let's talk a little bit about the subject of the day-love.

If you love someone, tell them. Simple enough, right? But then why do people struggle so much to say the three simple words that could change a person's life? People desire to be loved. No, I'm not talking about the mushy, romantic kind of love (although that can be applied here, too). I'm talking about the love Christ has for us, the love we should have for other people God has specifically placed in our lives. I think far too often, we take for granted those we love. We think, " Oh, they already know I care about them. I don't need to say anything," or, "they can tell I love them through my actions. My words don't matter." Now, I'm not saying our actions shouldn't show love. I find such joy in showing people my love through my actions, and our actions should always support our words. But the truth is, hearing the words "I love you" is beyond powerful. People are lost, lonely, sad, and afraid. Telling someone you care could truly change someone's life.

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! Know how much you are loved by the Creator of the Universe.

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