Love. Such a simple little word.
Yet, there are so many ways to verbally express this wonderfully deep emotion.
My husband & I go through this cute little banter almost daily. It goes something like this:
"I love you!"
"I love you more!"
"Oh no, today it's my day to love you more!"
"Well, I guess we're just going to have to share!"
Silly I know - but it always makes me smile!
And now every time I ask her how much she loves me, she stretches her arms just about as far as she can and says, "T-H-I-S much!"
It's really cute... and again makes me smile!
All of this, no matter how silly or cute, I totally understand and "get" where it came from and how it originated. But with our son, his expression of complete love is somewhat of a mystery.
Regardless of the mystery - we know that we he says he loves us "four times" he's communicating his ultimate love for us.
John & I have a little "love banter."
Jordan stretches her arms and says, "THIS much."
JP giggles an says, "four times."
All of these are very personal expressions of love. The Lord has beautiful expressions of love to & for us as well. But one that I've really been praying towards and focussing on lately is this:
Other translations may use "lovingkindness". The Hebrew word here is chesed meaning kindness, mercy, faithfulness, and love.
Psalm 136 uses this word 26 times! The psalmist lists all that the Lord does, (here are just a few)
-does great wonders
-made the heavens & the earth
-rescued His children
-provided for His children
-remembered His children in their despair
and then completes the sentence with "His steadfast love endures forever".
So when asked to the Lord, "how much do you love me?"
He simply answers, "with a steadfast love that never ends!"
What cute or special way does
your family express their love to you?
If you're here from iFellowship... WELCOME!
I hope you grab a cup of your favorite beverage
and hang out with me a while!
Leave me a comment, so I'll know you came by
and know that I'll be by later to visit you as well!