‘We love because he first loved us.’ 1 John 4:19
A time ago, I shared about one of our boys and how he was learning about God’s love. I truly believe he’s on a journey, learning how to receive love! Today, I saw a glimpse of what Jesus is going in his heart. :))
There were days when he’d ask me, “Miss Mariah, why you always smiling and touching people on the head?” I’d always say it was because that’s how I ‘showed love.’ He VERY often would say how strange that was to him or that he didn’t understand.
We would often pray for him to receive the love of the Father. I remember the day his question for me changed to: “Miss Mariah, I got a question…do you love me?”
“Yes, I love you!” “Of course I do.” “My answer will always be the same, YES!”
I believe we are all on a journey learning how to love, and how to receive. It’s a beautiful, powerful thing! God’s heart is for all of us to know His unconditional love.
That same young man was asked to stand at the end of his 5th grade promotion ceremony today. Much to his surprise, his principal proceed to tell the crowd what our little man spent the past few weeks repeating…
“We love you! (Followed by the question) Why don’t you ever say it back?”
The principal said that none of them had an answer…but today was different. In front of everyone, he told the 5th graders that they are loved. (posted a clip on my FB page — I was blown away!)
Jesus has given us the privilege and responsibility to share HIS LOVE, no matter the situation…no matter the person…it’s not up to us! His love is for all, and that’s something that will never change, and that’s a beautiful thing!