I love you!
How often in a day do we hear that phrase? Sometimes too many, others not enough. How often do we say it to someone? Sometimes too many, others not enough. And in some cases, it’s heard/said just the right amount of times.
You may be asking how can we hear it or say it too many times, well let me explain. If someone tells you the love you, just once a day that they love you, but they don’t really mean it, then they have said it too many times. But if someone says they love you a hundred times a day, and they really truly mean it, then it’s not enough.
So how do you say it just the right amount of times? When the person or persons you are saying it to are happy, smiling and reciprocating in kind, you hit the bull’s-eye.
A quote from Proverbs 31:10-12:
10 A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. 11 Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value. 12 She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7:
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres
13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.
1 Corinthians 13:13
13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
And of course the most famous of biblical love quotes John 3:16-17:
16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.
So, when you tell someone you love them, mean it; if you don’t mean it, don’t say it.
I love you all because the Lord my God created you!