What are the ‘Three Little Words’ – “I LOVE YOU”
There is amazing power in these three little words “I Love You.” So often we think it’s not necessary to say them. Many people don’t feel comfortable saying these words; but it can transform one’s life and relationship.
I share my own testimony, the impact and transformation these words had in my life. During the early years of my marriage, my dear wife Cheryl used to ask me often – “Phil, do you love me,” my answer was always “Hmm.”
I used to say to myself doesn’t she know that I love her. One day I came across a book titled ‘Love Unlocks Every Door’ by Arlis Priest. The author explains in one of the chapters how imperative it is to tell your spouse and children often that you love them. I was reading this chapter on the bus to work, the Holy Spirit made me realize that after marriage I never told Cheryl that I love her; on reaching office before I started my work I dialed Cheryl’s number and when she came on the line I said, “Sweetheart I love you,” there was silence from her side for a few minutes, I then said see you at lunch, said our byes and disconnected. When I went home for lunch there was a glow on Cheryl’s face and I felt a weight lifted off my heart; believe me after this our bounding became stronger we could feel God’s presences in our lives, from that day till today we never fail to say “I love you” to each other.
In the Gospel of St. John chapter 13 verse 34 to 35, Jesus says “A new commandment I give you that you love one another; even as I love you that you also love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples if you have love for one another.”
True love originates in our home, if there is love expressed between spouses and children that home will be where God dwells, the happiness and peace will always be there even in adverse times; and a helping hand to others around. You will see Love in action.
In the world today there is a lot of so called love which is not really love but is instead based on selfishness and even lust. We live in a time where the world thinks that sex is love they have coined it ‘making love’. Sex is a part of love between spouses which God has ordained to continue His work of creation;
“Be fruitful and multiply.”Genesis 1:28.
Sex out of wedlock will damage one’s life today the sex industry (pornography) has distorted and gone against God’s plan. It has spoiled many a young lives, broken many families and given the world a wrong perception of love.
The biggest mistake we make is assuming that people know we love them. We take what God said is most important for granted. If love is so vital, shouldn’t we practice saying “I love you,” and practice demonstrating that love? God’s love doesn’t fail. The failure comes because we don’t practice what God commands us to do. If every Christian would take Christ’s command “that you love one another, even as I love you” literally. I believe we could solve any problem in our lives.
It is never too late to start practicing love. There is no such thing as a hopeless case. If there is, then God is a liar, because He says, “Love never fails.” It has changed my life and I have seen it changing so many lives.
Come let us show the world that we are true disciples of Jesus, by our love remembering this –
Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things1 Corinthians 13:7
The three little words ‘I Love You’ have the power to change the world.