November 19, 2014 by Beth Hess
The car engine starts and with it the radio. The very first words are about His love.
I’m getting the message.
It’s one of the first songs we learn. Jesus loves me, this I know.
Years pass. We sing it still. But we sometimes don’t know it. Not really. Not deep in our souls where the knowing that we know that we know lives.
In The Art of Extreme Self-Care, author Cheryl Richardson issues a challenge. To verbalize “I Love You” to the one person you spend more time with than any other.
To look right in the mirror, lock eyes with your own reflection, and speak the words we are taught to use only with careful consideration and with understanding of their full weight.
And it’s just as awkward as you are imagining it to be.
But as my heart becomes more in tune with the messages of HIS love, my knower is more content. What HE loves, I shall not despair. I shall not condemn. I shall not reject.
We love because He first loved us.