Growing up the I love you’s just were not heard in our house.
Years later when asked about it, my mother said: “How can you say you didn’t know you were loved?” And I thought: you can’t know for sure if the words are never spoken.
So, what’s the point today?
Love should not be silent.
In The Word of God, He tells us over and over of His love. In fact, more than 300 times and in the New Testament Christ tells us to love one another just as He loves us. (The command ‘love one another’ appears in the Bible, all in the New Testament. Jesus said it three times. Twice in John 13:34 and once in John 13:35. ‘Love each other‘ appears four times in the Bible, again and all in the New Testament. Jesus said it twice. Once in John 15:12 and once in John 15:17.
Five times altogether, according to the New King James version:
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.” John 13.34
“By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13.35
“This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” John 15.12
“These things I command you, that you love one another.” John 15:17*)
The point is if anything is repeated in the Bible, we should take heed and follow its instruction.
If we are commanded to love than that love should not be silent!
How can we…
if it is?
Something to think about for sure!
Don’t let your love be silent or those in your life may wonder if you love them.
Love in word and deed.
The best way to love is to just be together, but do that after you have said: ‘I love you.’
Do it daily and life will be a little sweeter.
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