We live in a culture that likes brevity. Almost everything has to be distilled down into a few easily remembered words or phrases. In getting ready for this message I Googled the phrase “Three Most Important Words” and discovered some interesting results. A teacher’s web site said that the three most important words in education are: “I don’t know.” A site dedicated to sales success said “Targeted Action Plan” were the three most important words for salesmen. A web site for concrete suppliers had as the three most important words in construction as “Foundation, foundation, foundation.” Those of you who regularly work with computers know that the three most important words are “Backup, backup, backup.” When is comes to relationships, there is significant debate about what the three most important words are. Half the sites say, “I love you” are three most important words in a relationship while others insist they are “I was wrong.” Anne Hill, a talk-radio host insists that the three most important words in a relationship are “While you’re up.” Some of you may remember a World Series commercial from a few years ago that touted “Hey, beer man!” as the three most important words in life.
I have a better suggestion for the three most important words in life. Let me tell you what truly are the three most important words in all the world are: They are: Jesus Loves Me!
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What are the three most important words in your life?
Many years ago, someone sent in the following prayer to “Dear Abby.” It was written as though Jesus were writing a letter to us: “I had to write to tell you how much I love you and care for you. Yesterday, I saw you walking and laughing with your friends; I hoped that soon you'd want me to walk along with you, too. So, I painted you a sunset to close your day and whispered a cool breeze to refresh you. I waited -- you never called -- I just kept on loving you.
As I watched you fall asleep last night, I wanted to touch you. I spilled moonlight onto your face -- trickling down your cheeks as so many tears have. You didn't even think of Me; I wanted so much to comfort you.
The next day I exploded a brilliant sunrise into glorious morning for you. But you woke up late and rushed off to work -- you didn't even notice. My sky became cloudy and My tears were the rain.
I love you, oh, if you'd only listen. I really love you. I try to say it in the quiet of the green meadow and in the blue sky. The wind whispers My love throughout the treetops and spills it into the vibrant colors of all the flowers. I shout it to you in the thunder of the great waterfalls and compose love songs for birds to sing for you. I warm you with the clothing of My sunshine and perfume the air with nature's sweet scent. My love for you is deeper than any ocean and greater than any need in your heart. If you'd only realize how I care.
My Dad sends His love. I want you to meet Him -- He cares, too. Fathers are just that way. So, please; call on Me soon. No matter how long it takes, I'll wait -- because I love you. (Your Friend, Jesus)