14 Oct, 2012
Our daughter Krystal gave her dad (my husband) a new Bible for his birthday. To make the gift even more special Krystal asked her brother and his wife and two daughters to join her in highlighting a verse chosen especially for their dad/grandfather. They chose some beautiful scriptures and wrote the “address” of each on the inside front cover and everyone signed his or her verse. As the others were writing in the Bible, little Rylee snuggled up to her aunt and whispered sadly, “Aunt Kris, I don’t have a verse.” Krystal asked her to just write her own message to Grandpa. So Rylee did – in large printed letters across the whole width of the inside cover.
My husband was delighted with his Bible and pretty much speechless about those very special chosen verses. He shared them with me, but what stood out the most was what Rylee had written, “frome Rylee I Love You.”
A week or so later, I was thinking about Rylee’s message, and I realized that Rylee did have a verse, actually more than one. In three small words she had pretty much summed up every chapter, every book, every parable, psalm, and poem in the whole Bible. In three small words she had written God’s message to each of us: I love you.
I love you. I love you. I love you. From God.
Do you have favorite verse? If you do, please share it with us. I’ll share one of mine in the comments, too.