How do we respond to God’s love? 

We say all the time, “God, I love you!”  

Wait a second, he loved us first.

As my prof said the other day, how about saying, 

“God, I love you too.”


1 John 4:19  We love because he [God] first loved us.

So, the prof explained that when someone tells you they love you first and you love them back, you say I love you TOO.  

It made me wonder why we don’t do that?  Is it because we don’t actually hear Him say that too us?  We know that he loves us and does love us first.  I wonder what it will be like to add the “Too” as I tell God I love him.  Will it change my love or make me think more intentionally that he loved me first.  

Why not try telling God you love him too and see if it makes a difference in your life.  It makes me think more of his love for me and reminds me “that this is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.”  (1 John 4:10)  

Check out 1 John 4: 7 – 21 or really all of 1 John.  It’s not a long read.  5 chapters, one chapter a day… and don’t just read it through, really think about what you are reading!   Extra challenge:  Count how many times the word “Love” is used.