Say I Love You

Do you remember the first time you told someone that you love them?  I’ll never forget the moment I told my wife that I loved her. My oh my was I nervous.  



Up till that point, our relationship was focused on fun, being flirtatious, our attention was on where we were going to have dinner or what movie we would see that evening.  The moment the phrase, I love you came out of my mouth our relationship changed. It changed for the better and I convinced that beautiful girl to marry me.


Words over the years have lost meaning and some would say that is true of the word love.  The generations have altered the meaning of what it means to love. Love became a feeling. Love has turned into an emotion.  Love became something about pleasure.


In the Gospel of John – Jesus says to his disciples – if you love me you will obey me.  Love wasn’t about emotion or feeling, and it definitely wasn’t about pleasure. When Jesus said if you love me you will obey me, he made love about a purpose.  


Like my relationship with my wife, when I told her that I love her, our relationship immediately had a purpose.  

Jesus loves you and He is asking us to take a step towards purpose with Him.  


Today try to say out loud that you Love Jesus. Just like this – Jesus, I love you.