Those three words that are the most complicated for us to say are the easiest for Him:
“I love you.”
They slip from His mouth like sweet honey, pouring out as a balm to heal the deepest wounds. But in our minds bees swarm and buzz causing confusion. We can’t release them, bottled up inside us, without the idea of risk coming at our hearts and stinging our nerves.
He says it with every act, with every creation, with every pain filled blow of the nails into His palms. Each strike. I. Love. You. He carries risk on His back knowing we might say “no.”
We love because He first loved us. Why do we hesitate to let His love flow from us? I love you. Do not hesitate to pour out those three words that can change life. The consequences we think we carry are prideful. Let go of fear and love. Don’t love half-hearted. Love fully.