We were wending our way down the pavements, walking our way along a road, in the middle of a day out in London. High on the top of a building, spelled out as clear as could be, the words ‘I love you’.
All I could think of was how the writing is literally on the wall, and all over the world for us- writing is God’s love for us, his precious children. He made you, he knows everything about you, he loves you more than your parents, can be closer than your best friend, your spouse, he wears the story of his love throughout so many ways in our life and world.
In so many ways, it is plain to see. The sky alight in a rosy hue as the sun descends- his love written across the expanse. The hundreds of thousands of fascinating plants and tastes and dishes we can concoct and make and taste. He loves us. The tiniest ladybird, the sound of birdsong, the beautiful, wildly show off world that he has created. From the largest mountains and waterfalls that roar his glory; that show his love that we should have such wonders to explore, to care for, to live among. The smallest most peaceful moments with a breeze and the soft clouds wafting gently ahead.
I love you.
He loves you. He has written it all over this earth, in the faces that smile at you and show you kindness day by day. He has written it through his word, the Bible, over and over for us. The love for his people, his children, his deep sadness when they no longer listened, when they forgot his goodness and love and sovereignty.
The way he literally went to the greatest extreme to show us that love, that he would give up everything, himself, come down to live with us. I love you, he said as he was with us. I love you, this much, he said as he hung on that cross in such pain and anguish. I love you and I never want us to be apart again- he said and he made it so. Made it so that his love was all we would need when he conquered death and held out his arms to us- I love you.
He has written it all over. When you look for the signs of his love for you, his beloved child, the whole world, his whole life and death and his Word shout it to us.
He loves you- the writing is on the wall.