Tuesday, September 29, 2015

What was the most powerful question of all time?

By the late Sumner Wemp

Subject: Jesus asked the most powerful question of all time

Jesus, God manifest in the flesh, asked Peter, maybe the greatest of the twelve,  the greatest question, when He said, ""Peter, son of Jonas, Lovest thou me?" Jn 21:15. In fact He asked Peter three times, "Lovest thou me?" The sad, sad part is that Peter never did say, "I love (agape) you" but said, I like (phileo) you. I personally believe it broke Jesus' heart.

Several things about this strikes me.

1. Jesus, God in the flesh,  wants to hear us say "I love you".

When I was courting Celeste, I remember the night so very well. I told her, "I love you." It was not hard to do. BUT, Celeste said, "I have never said this to another  man, I love you."  Folks, that was one of the most precious moments of all my life. Can you realize how Jesus wants to hear us say, "I love you" to Him? WOW. After 61 years, I have never gotten tired of hearing her say, "I love you".  NEITHER DOES JESUS.

2. God, Himself, said, "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all of your heart... And thou shall teach them diligently unto thy children, and shall talk of them when thou sittest...when thou walkest...when thou liest down, when thou risest up." Deut 6:5-7. Oh my, it must be pretty important to God that we say it to Him.

3. God the Holy Spirit, a very real Person, must get a "rush" when we tell Him," I love you". Got a verse for that?

4. Your wife, your husband, your, mother, your father, your children MUST hear you say personally to them, "I love you". It is the most manly thing you can say to your wife and children.

5. EVERY day, in my prayer time, I say to God, My Father, "I love you". Every day, I say to my Lord and Savior, Jesus, "I love you". Every day I say to the Holy Spirit, my Comforter (and the 60 things I gave about Him a year ago) "I love You". Seriously, it is  the highlight of my prayer time.  "Go thou and do likewise" ABC Sumner

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