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“For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.” ~ John 3:16

This morning at church, a men’s quartet sang for special music.  We rarely have special music at our church, so when we do it’s real treat.  This was even better the usual, because there are few things that I love more than to hear a group of men sing.

The song they sang was about the love God showed us when He sent His son to die on Calvary.  It was a message that I have heard a million times, but the way I heard today was just a little bit different.

The chorus of the song says, “I love you/I love you/I love you/that’s what Calvary said.”

I felt like God was using the four men singing in my church to say those words directly to me.  And it was beautiful to hear.

Too often I feel like our knowledge that God loves us is just that – head knowledge.  We know He loves “us.”  We may even think from time to time, “God loves me.”  But how often are we really listening when God says, “I love you”?  Everything God has done, is doing, and will do for us are all one giant love letter – His way of saying to each and everyone one of us, “I love you.”

We all long to be loved for ourselves, for what makes us unique.  And what better person to love us than the One who created us?  Next time you pick up His word, listen closely – He is saying, “I love you.”