God's love language
Sunday, December 17, 2006
The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Our season of Advent is half over. The third royal purple Sunday is upon us. The days are nearly as short and dark as they are going to be before Jesus the Son bursts upon us.
During these darker days, I sit quietly knowing God loves me. God speaks the languages of all his children. God speaks my language. And with his intimate knowledge of all that is within me, he knows just how to quiet my striving and give me peace. I can relax in his delight and his rejoicing over me.
Over me? What have I done to deserve that? That's the wrong question, of course, because ... I haven't done anything to deserve that. I'm just God's kid, that's all. He is mighty to save me. Wow.
Gary Chapman writes about five love languages: words of affirmation, gifts, acts of service, quality time, and physical touch. Each of us feels loved more in one language than another. I think my favorite love language is "words of affirmation". When Margaret compliments me or praises me, I feel Really Good.
God has as many languages as he has made people. Everyone of us is unique to him. He knows me, and loves me in my language, and he will never stop. Trusting God, trusting his love, always always always ... that's what we're here for. And what makes life worth living.
This music, Lord, that you make for me ... it's so beautiful. Thank you.