What do we mean when we say, “I Love You?”
During this Christmas season, we may be hearing and saying these words more often. What are we really communicating when we share phrases of affection? Maybe we are trying to communicate with words what our actions have failed to say. Instead of resting in the assurance that our loved ones know we love them, we may try to convince them (and our own heart) that we truly do. As sinners, we all get caught in moments of selfishness that hurt those we love. It is easier to say kind words than to live kind lives. This Christmas, let us show our loved ones that they have immense value and are special to us. Let us build confidence between them and us, that although we are not perfect in our love, we do love them. Jesus positively influenced others because His words and His actions were in complete alignment. If we can love others by our daily living, then our words spoken at the right time will carry great power. How delightful is a timely word! Proverbs 15:23.
The pic above is of my parents, Bruce and Cindy, and me this summer on Casper Mountain. I hope they know their eldest son means it when he uses the “L” word… and even when he doesn’t use it!