In the movie “The Help” Aibeleen is the maid of the Leefolts, who have a 3 year old daughter named Mae Mobley. The mother mostly ignores the child so Aibeleen is the one who in essence raises her. Every day Aibeleen tells Mae Mobley “You is kind. You is smart. You is important.”
Mae Mobley’s mother remained aloof and uncaring throughout the movie. We all know that children need love and affection to blossom and grow into emotional and spiritual adults. We adults need love and affection as well. We thrive on kindness, generosity and we feel most fulfilled when love is given and returned in kind. Our confidence is boosted when we feel our needs are met by someone else. People throughout history have spent their entire fortunes looking for love and affirmation. Although the movie never lets us see how Mae Mobley turns out, we all feel that Aibeleen’s continual verbal support must have done wonders for the lovelorn child.
Oh beloved, the Lord wants to hold you close and speak words of affirmation into your life this morning. He speaks the Truth to your heart and says to you that you are beloved! Not only that, He says that you are important to the Kingdom of God, you are bought with a price and you are one of a kind! Maybe no one ever told you how wonderful you are, but God’s Word is full of His wonderful thoughts about you. Maybe you have heard God’s Word but you’re not confident that He’s speaking to you personally. Keep reading, keep believing and it will become second nature to you. Each one is written especially for you! Let God hold you close and let Him love you! Open up His Love Letter daily and let Him speak Truth into your life! With God’s affection we don’t have to look to a person to give us fulfillment. Instead, we will walk in fulfillment and be able to share the Truth with others. Oh how He loves you, oh how He’s passionate about you, oh how His plan for your life is ready to unfold!
Psalm 100:5 For the Lord is good; His mercy and loving-kindness are everlasting, His faithfulness and truth endure to all generations.
1 Thessalonians 1:4 We know, dear brothers and sisters, that God loves you and has chosen you to be His own people.
Jude 1:1 I am writing to all who have been called by God the Father, who loves you and keeps you safe in the care of Jesus Christ.
Hosea 14:8 I am the one who answers your prayers and cares for you. I am like a tree that is always green; all your fruit comes from me.
Isaiah 43:4 Others were given in exchange for you. I traded their lives for yours because you are precious to me. You are honored, and I love you.