The other day in church I found myself memorized by the sign language interpreter, watching her almost the entire time. I was completely captivated. The preacher was talking, and if I’m being honest, I started to get lost in thought, but all of a sudden I got it. Love is not what you say, it is what you do.
I have heard this so many times, and I’m sure you have too, but have you ever took the time to think about it?
Sometimes people who say they love you, don’t act like it. Now I’m not saying that we all have to be perfect and never make mistakes. I’m just simply suggesting that maybe we need to start paying more attention to how we act.
It’s not about the long paragraph you write your significant other about how amazing they are, and it’s not about telling someone you’re going to be there for them. It’s about showing your girlfriend/boyfriend that they are amazing and treating them that way. Take them out, do random little things, pick up their favorite pizza and a movie for no reason at all. Show them what they mean to you. As for being there for someone, actually do it. Check in on them, take them to coffee or lunch, or whatever else you want to do to show them what they mean to you.
Jesus died the death that we deserve, why? Because he loves us. He didn’t just say “Oh I love you”, and that’s it. He sacrificed himself for you, for me.
And that’s what we need to do. We need to have the kinda love that doesn’t require words, we need to have silent love.