It was so good, those times. We would share life. We would talk. I would listen as he spoke to me, and he would listen as I spoke to him. Not only did we speak together, but I loved him so much I would speak to my family and friends about how wonderful he was, and even speak to people that I didn't know about him. My love for him spilled out and brought me joy!
The thing is, I still love him just as much. I love him more than anyone or anything. I would die without him. So why do I ignore him and forget about him? I know he loves me and is faithful. He loves me so much he would die for me.
So, "Why?" you may ask, "do you not communicate? Why do you not share every moment of your life with him? Has he gone away? Is he unreachable?"
"No," I say, "he, the one that I love, he is here."
He is always right beside me ready to listen, ready to speak into my life, ready to share joy, and ready to comfort me when I need it. He wants to love me and provide for my deepest needs. He waits for me and calls me to come to him.
So, this year, 2017, I would like to combine my feelings of love with my actions of love. I want us to spend times talking, listening, and sharing. I want us to be on the same page when it comes to the desires of our hearts. I want to spend so much time with him that I begin to take on his wonderful likeness. I want you to see such love and excitement from me that you ask me, "Who is this amazing one that you love? How can I know him too?"
I want to love him with my life.
So I say, "Jesus Christ I love you."