Silence Is Golden was a song redone by the Tremeloes in 1967 which was a #1 hit on the UK Singles Chart on May 18, 1967, staying at the top for a total of three weeks. That may be well and fine for a song but is silence really golden? I am afraid we are silent about too much; we must not be silent about those we love. We must tell our children we love them, our wife that we love her, those we care about that we love them, they must hear us say that, for love is golden and keeping silent about it is not golden. One day you and I will be gone, we must ask ourselves this question will the ones I love know that I loved them. I have made many mistakes in my life, I have said words that I wish I could recall, but many years ago I decided to let those I love know it on a regular basis. When talking to one of my children on the phone I always say before I say good-bye “I love you.” When talking with my wife I always say before I say good-bye “l love you.” My mother lives with us now she has Alzheimer disease and she doesn’t remember like she once did but every morning and every night she gets to hear me tell her that “I love her.” What a blessed opportunity I have; I realize that one day she will not even know who I am but today I get to tell her I love her. God has told each of us that He loves us in His love letter to us the Bible.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Don’t you see it “For God so loved the world” aren’t you and I in the world? God so loved each one of us that He gave the only Son He had; Jesus Christ that you and I could have everlasting life. Now that’s something to shout about! He doesn’t stop there.
Ephesians 2:4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,
We are told again that God loves us.
1John 4:10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation(payment) for our sins.
God not only loves us He likes us and He wants us to know that it’s not that we loved God but that He loved us and sent Jesus Christ to be the payment for our sins. So learn a lesson for our Heavenly Father don’t just say I love you show your love for the ones you love by your actions. Take the time today to let someone you love hear you say the words “I love you.”
Have a blessed day and a lovely weekend and don’t be silent!