Sunday, December 20, 2009

What is Love?

Art Linkletter once asked a four year old boy the question, "What is love?"
He answered with a child's insightfulness.
"When someone loves you they say your name differently.
Your name is safe in their mouth."
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This is the Christmas season, when love is expressed in many ways. Love is shown in our gifts, our family reunions, our cards, our generosity to those less fortunate than ourselves.

Though we sing the old Christmas Carols that speak of that first Christmas so long ago,

and though we wish one another a 'Merry Christmas',

it seems that most people celebrating Christmas have forgotten

that Jesus is the reason for the season.

The world has forgotten that His reason for coming was LOVE.

He came to dwell among us so we could see God's love toward mankind.

Did you ever stop to think that His love for you is such that your name is safe in His mouth ?

Isa 43:1 But now, thus says the LORD, who created you,... And He who formed you...."Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are Mine.

but.....

is His name safe in your mouth?

Is his name at times a swear word in your mouth,

or do you speak reverently when His name is on your tongue?

Do you speak His name in love,

or do you speak carelessly about Him, not careful to give Him the honor due His name?

John, at the end of his gospel tells us that the reason

why the wonderful things about Jesus were written down.

John 20:31 "but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name."

It is in the beautiful name of Jesus that we have been given 'eternal life' ,

the "right to be called the children of God"

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Let us remember, not just this Christmas season, but every day

how majestic is the name of Jesus.

May His name always be 'safe' in our mouths.

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5 comments:

Lovella ♥ said...

Oh the sweetest name I know. Thank you Julie. You have such a gift. Blessings on you and your beautiful girls. . and sil this Christmas season.

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

What a timely post, Julie...and a good reminder to us of how we say that most precious name.

Betty said...

Great post Julie! We really do need to speak of wonderful message more often and openly.
I wish you a blessed Christmas filled with the LOVE Jesus in your family!

Anneliese said...

Yes, the sweetest name I know as well! Thank you, Julie! I love that little story! (from the mouth of babes)

betty r said...

I echo what the others have already said..truly the sweetest name I know! A timely post..thanks Julie.