The Language of Love – Part Two

“My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth.” I John 3: 18

Jesus is called the “Word.”  His very actions were the expression of the heart of God the Father. In essence, our actions are a language. What we do is what people hear. What people see is what they hear.

Love is a language which the blind can read and the deaf can understand.

You speak the language of love without opening your mouth when you write a note of encouragement, help someone perform a difficult task, bake a cake or cookies, open a door, give a cool drink on a hot day or a warm drink on a cold day, share a mutual sorrow, or give a love offering to meet a spiritual need.

A kind look, a thoughtful act, or a warm smile can be ammunition for a friend fighting his unseen battle.

Observers of speech estimate that approximately 75% or more of our message is communicated nonverbally or in the tone of our voice. 

The language of love is a sign language.

Circumstances can make life a burden or a blessing. Circumstances can make life a burden or a blessing. Our works and words can help make it a blessing for others.

Jesus, the Word, was full of “grace and truth.” Every grace act and every truthful utterance is spoken in the language of love.

Grace is God’s kindness and favor shown to people who don’t deserve it.  Are you willing to do kind deeds and bestow favor on persons you know don’t deserve it?

Kind words are the music of the soul. They have a power which seems to be beyond nature, as if they were some angel’s song that found its way to earth. No person has ever been helped or corrected by sarcasm — crushed yes, if the sarcasm is clever enough, but never drawn nearer God.

One of the greatest things you can do in the name of your Heavenly Father is to be kind to some of His other children.

Visual grace needs to be complimented by verbal grace. Do you know how to speak the language of love with grace? So many people don’t know how to pay a compliment without including in it a barb. Others don’t know how to comment without having a cut in it. 

A new language can be learned. To become a model of love, begin by evaluating your words and actions and making an honest evaluation. Are you visually and verbally speaking the language of love?