But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
How do you demonstrate love? I heard a discussion on KLCV the other day with author Gary Chapman who has written several books on the Five Love Languages. Here’s the five ways he has described in his book (click the link for more detail on each of these):
Words of Affirmation, Quality Time, Receiving Gifts, Acts of Service, Physical Touch
It’s easy to see right away that men and women can easily miss each other if they speak a different language. If you are busy preparing dinner for your husband to show him that you love him (act of service) and he wants to grab you and kiss you to show you that he loves you (physical touch) it might cause you to be interrupted and irritated and him to feel rejected. Great concept, think I’ll scour Amazon and get a copy of this book. He wrote one about children as well.
The Bible tells us that God showed us that he loved us by sending his only son, Jesus, to die for us. We were (and are) still sinners but He did it anyway. God has spoken the language of love in the ultimate sacrifice – He gave His life for us. And all we had to say was, Thank you Jesus – I believe. God thinks that each and every one of us is special and wants so badly for us to just talk to Him, confide in Him and obey Him. I certainly don’t understand God’s love language, but I accept it and I’m so grateful for it!
I have attached this song to this email for ya – it’s a good one.
“To hang between two thieves, in the darkness, Love must believe you are worth it. Hold on, Love will find you.”
Nichole Nordeman – Hold On, from the Brave album
Janet – Please continue to pray for her Mom’s knees that were replaced this summer and her Dad’s foot.
Kelly H – Her 5 yo dd Karly had surgery yesterday to remove her adenoids and put tubes in her ears.
Elena - Aunt Cindy just found out she has cancer in her stomach and shoulder.
Have a great weekend!!