“I Love You!”
Have you noticed how some grandparents are a little bit obsessive about their grandchildren? You know the type – all they ever seem to want to talk about is their grandchildren. (I’ve got some pictures I would be happy to show you, and, if you want an example of what it means to be “exceptional,” just let me tell you a bit about them!!)
I remember the first time my first grandchild told me, “I love you!” Even though my granddaughter is highly intelligent, (as, of course, they ALL are … remember: “exceptional!”) there’s a pretty good chance she had no idea what those words meant. She was just copying what her Mom told her to say, but it sure meant a lot to me. (I melted like butter on a hot stove!) I still melt when my grandchildren tell me they love me.
Have you noticed that your heavenly Father is a little bit obsessive about you? He thinks you are “exceptional” as a new creation in Christ Jesus. He is focused on you 24 hours a day, and He loves to hear you say, “I love you.” There are times we won’t fully comprehend what that means but our heavenly Father loves to hear us say it in our prayers, in our worship, and with our lives.
How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God? And that is what we are! 1 John 3:1
Show love to the Lord your God by walking in His ways and holding tightly to Him. Deuteronomy 11:22b
Pastor Brian Truog