But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. – Romans 5:8
I don’t use Twitter. I have never tweeted and probably never will. Maybe I should, but it doesn’t interest me. What does interest me is the fascination with the term “hash tag,” or “#” as millions of tweeters type. I have asked my IT expert, my son, to explain to me this concept of “hash tag.” He does his best, but I think I am too dense to grab this concept. The best I can gather is it is used to sum up a thought, or provide a phrase that prompts others to go looking for the all-important tweet. This concept has even creeped into conversation with tweet-savvy folks. They add it to the end of their sentences to emphasize their pontification.
Ok, let’s give it a shot. How about we end our statements, letters, communications with #JesusLovesyou. Imagine the possibilities of another way to convey that awesome truth. Again, please understand I have no clue how tweeting works, and the truth is some may already be using something similar. But, wouldn’t it be cool, if we all started using #JesusLovesyou? What if we made sure that in every conversation that aspect of God’s grace came through? Sure, we don’t have to use the symbol, or even the word, but we can definitely grab the concept.
Paul and other writers of the New Testament continually communicated this basic truth of grace. In his letter to the church in Corinth told us that without love our works are meaningless. Of course, the source of that love is Jesus, the Christ. Paul goes further to say that God demonstrated His love for us in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us (Romans 5:8). We don’t have to wonder if God loves us; we don’t have to hope that Jesus loves us; we are assured of that truth.
I don’t know about you, but if God through Christ loves me, He can love anyone. We should find some place to include this truth in every communication we have. The trick (it’s not really a trick) is to find that way. Find a way to convey all He has done for us and the love He has is beyond our ability to comprehend. We can’t define it, because it is not definable. But we can share it. So, try it. Give it a shot, find a way to say #JesusLovesyou, and see what kind of response you get. I dare you.