When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You just know that your name is safe in their mouth.
Don’t you love it?
“Safe in their mouth.”
Don’t you want your name to be safe in someone’s mouth?
Think about it, when your name is safe….
- No secrets are betrayed.
- No rumors are spread.
- No lies are told.
- No cruelty is spoken.
- No anger is screamed.
- No ___________
I want everyone I love to know their name is safe with me. But then I read….
Love your neighbor. Mark 12:31
Love your enemies. Matthew 5:43
Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
It’s hard to control my words to keep everyone’s name safe. I get annoyed. I get tired and cranky. I get impatient and irritable. Well you get the idea.
God’s love is always patient and kind. He not only forgives us, but He keeps no record of our wrongs. He never gives up on us. Ever.
Our names are safe with Him.
“Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine. Isaiah 43:1
God loves us with that perfect safe love we crave so much.
And He gives us all we need to love both lovely and difficult people with 1 Corinthians 13 love, too.
Be blessed by the His love and strengthened by His grace.
Celebrate His love.