Daily Reflections

Christ’s Love Letter

September 25, 2021 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. —Romans 5:8

The longest—and probably simplest—love letter ever written was from a Parisian painter named Marcel de Leclure in 1875. It was addressed to Magdalene de Villalore. The letter contained one phrase— je vous aime (I love you)—1,875,000 times (1,000 times the year 1875).

The lover didn’t write the letter himself but hired a scribe. He could have just said, “Write ‘I love you’ 1,875,000 times.” However, he dictated the letter word for word. Each time he would say the phrase, he would ask the scribe to repeat it back before writing it down. By the time the letter was finished, “I love you” was spoken and written 5,625,000 times. That’s a lot of expression of love!6

There’s a love letter written that tells of Someone’s love for us in an even greater way. It’s a letter that was written at Calvary when Jesus went to the cross. In fact, any talk of true love is really just a portrait of the love of Christ.

6 Robert Ripley. Biblia.Work: Sermons and Biblical Studies, accessed April 16, 2021, https://www.biblia.work/sermons/love-2/.

Make it Personal

As you read your Bible today, make a note of all the ways you see the love of Christ.