I Love You, Jesus2
“The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying: ‘I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.’”
- Jeremiah 31:3
In John Eldredge’s Book “Beautiful Outlaw,” he invites the reader to look for opportunities to tell Jesus you love Him ... aloud.
All of these are opportunities: when you see a beautiful sunset, when you take your first sip of a hot cup of coffee, when you see delight in a child’s face, or when an unexpected cool breeze caresses your face on a hot summer day. When God blesses you with something good or beautiful, respond by saying: “Jesus, I love you!”
I have begun doing this (as I remember to) and I confess it was hard in the beginning. I felt very self-conscious, like I was being silly.
As I reflected on it, I realized if we sing songs that say "I love you" to Jesus, why not tell Him? After all, He is our True Love, and he is a real person … so why not express love to him like we would to any other person we love? Saying “I love you” to Jesus is beginning to feel natural to me and now it brings a smile to my face.
Throughout the gospels, Jesus portrays Himself as the Bridegroom and we are His Bride—what a romantic picture. But what is romance without love? And love is a two-way street. Jesus tells us He loves us with every bird that sings, every rainbow that glistens, and every drop of glorious sunray.
Let’s look for ways to express our love back to Him.
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