Three Words to Say When You Want to Say It All

I wanted to say something helpful. I wanted to solve the problem … put a bounce back in his step. I wanted to offer encouragement. To tell him I knew he could do it. To offer support and assurance that this day, too, shall pass. 

I love you

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So I chose three little words. The bare minimum.

Simple words with the most profound meaning.

Powerful words that God declares to each of us every day.  

I simply typed, “I love you.”

And that said it all. 

“Now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love” (1 Corinthians 13:13).

All of us long to hear the words, “I love you,” yet we often underestimate their power.

Q4U:  When was the last time you actually said “I love you”? If it’s been awhile, why not start now? 

By His grace ≈


Linking with Lisa-Jo where a group of us write uninhibited for 5 minutes on a given topic (this time I kept my words to a “bare” minimum and met the 5 minute time limitLaughing) . It is a wonderful exercise in letting the words flow. Click the button to check out more posts or consider linking up yourself. Today’s topic is “bare.”

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Find hope in your real-life struggles. We'll chase it together! I am a wife; mom of 4 (including a young adult daughter with special needs); miscarriage mom of 5; author & follower of Jesus Christ. I write, edit, speak and enjoy everything outdoors.

3 comments on “Three Words to Say When You Want to Say It All
  1. Amber says:

    Visiting from FMF, Julie, and I really like where you went with “bare.” The bare minimum sometimes is the most poignant, especially when “I love you” is backed without words, but with actions. Thank you!

    • Julie Sunne says:

      Absolutely, Amber, words must be backed by actions. I would have expanded further on the importance of demonstrating that love, but my 5 minutes were up. 🙂

  2. Elizabeth says:

    “I love you” really is the bare minimum, isn’t it? And if we listened to God whispering (or shouting) it to us, how different our lives and perspectives would look. Appreciate the reminder. (Here from FMF)

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