August 5, 2012

I Love You

Three simple words. A whole lot of meaning. It is so sad to me that people just say these three words nowadays without really meaning what they say. There are so many forms of love in this world. The love of friendship. The love of family. The love of dating. The love of life. But I feel like we've all been de-sensitized to it. You hear it everywhere, the 'love you!', the 'love you, miss you', and just the regular 'I love you'. What does it really mean? It should never be said lightly. These words carry a whole lot of weight.

Telling someone you love them is not a lighthearted statement. In other words, so to speak, it means you would do absolutely anything for them. You would hurt if they hurt; you would share in their joy; you would care enough to listen with your full attention; you would always be there for them; you would never lead them astray; you would never do anything to hurt them; you respect them; you would build them up; you would tell them what they needed to hear in love (even if it's tough love); you would trust them; they are already on your mind when you wake up in the morning; you love every aspect of them; you love them for who they are personality wise, not by what they look like; you would be willing to share your life with them. The best part is that repercussion statement...

I love you too.
Faith By Candlelight

All of that behind those three little words. All of that. This is not a phrase to be taken lightly. It would be refreshing to know that whenever somebody said that to you, no matter the relation, you knew they meant all of those other things as well. When it's not said right away, it means a whole lot more. Say it only when you mean it. When you mean all of it. We are all capable of love. I'm saying this just to build awareness about what that means. What's even better though, is that when God tells us that, in different ways, He means all of that and way more. It's to a greater depth than any of us can imagine. I only scratched the tip of the tip of the iceberg. That's awesome. Hearing that from God, you know He means every word. He means every word of -

I Love You.

"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails..."
-1 Corinthians 13:4-8

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