Imagine this: a husband wants to show his wife how much he loves her, so he buys her things: jewelry, flowers, candy, lots of little gifts of things he thinks are cute. He loves to shop; he has the money so he buys her more.
The wife is a minimalist. She hates junk, doesn’t like candy, and wears no extra jewelry. She tries to remind herself that her husband is trying to show her he loves her, but her irritation increases with each unwanted gift. She begins to wonder if he really cares for her at all because he doesn’t seem concerned with what she really wants.
Dr. Gary Chapman wrote a very popular book several years ago to discuss situations like this. He called it Love Languages and in it he talks about how different people have different ways of expressing love and how if we truly love someone we will learn their love language and use it to communicate our love.
God also has a love language
God expressed His love for us by sending Jesus to die for us, that is the core reality of the Christian faith. In gratitude for that, we want to show our love back to God, but here is where we are challenged—what can we do to express love in a meaningful way to the Creator and Sustainer of life?Continue Reading