A Simple “I LOVE YOU”

101_9792I have weary days, I have battles. Battles within me that only ONE understands in all fullness. We all have battles, I know I’m not alone. I don’t share for pity. I share to be real. And the real deal is I need an I LOVE YOU from the ONE Who understands the deepest parts of my being.

Sunday morning, a very breezy, cool November day, I needed quiet and an I LOVE YOU. I sat snuggled in my warm, fuzzy bathrobe, in the only lounge chair left from summer on my back patio.

Looked up towards the heavens, just needing a touch from the Heavenly Father…

Marveled at the clouds moving on, grey skies, a bit of blackness in one spot and a touch of blue in another. Kind of how my life felt at the moment.

Quiet,as I spoke to the Lord simple words, while my family stood inside thinking mom has lost her mind embracing the cool temperature as if unaffected.

What did affect me was the shadow that appeared on the side of our home with this writing…

I…. LOVE….YOU.

Through the grey and darkness the “SUN” had begun to peek through which allowed these words to be displayed in a shadow on the wall. I grinned, as these words came from my husband. An I LOVE YOU stick, the only thing left in the disintegrated pot of flowers he had blessed me with on Mother’s Day.

While the I LOVE YOU came from my husband, who adores me so much – this day the Lord used this tool to remind me of His perfect love-the love that shines through brilliant on grey days, on days where I know HE is the only one who truly knows. “he who dwells in the secret place of the Most High, shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty” Psalm 91. His sacrificial LOVE through the work of the cross removes the darkness through the gift of the “SON” as He says.. I LOVE YOU. I know my husband would agree there is NO love as great as the “SON’s” SAVING GRACE. A love so perfect that we never had to do a thing for it. Love offered sacrificially through Jesus Christ.

For He keeps His children as the apple of His eye ( “keep me as the apple of Your eye; hide me under the shadow of Your wings” Psalm 17:8)To grasp this LOVE is impossible for “ME”, but nothing is impossible for God, and I yearn to be consumed more and more deeply in this LOVE, that by His plan equips then to LOVE one another.  I am thankful for the LOVE HE continues to reveal to me through time away from distraction and more time spent with Him.  May I decrease and He increase in my life.

I want others to know there is an I LOVE YOU just for YOU! Through the darkness of this world, when we position ourselves humbly under the Mighty Hand of God, by trusting in Him, we reside under the shadow of HIS LOVE. Where the “SON” comes out on the darkest of days and through the shadow of those wings says… I LOVE YOU!

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