The Christmas season if filled with evidence that we all have a primary love language that we want to receive and want use to give.
The 5 love languages outlined by Dr. Gary Chapman in his book “The 5 Love Languages: The Secret To Love That Lasts,” reveals the need we all have and how to express our love for another person.
Each of the love languages is displayed in our lives in ways we can identify how we respond to love. The interesting part is that how we receive love is not necessarily how the other person wants to give love. For instance, one person may show their affection with gifts and the other quality time leaving both people innately longing for their own gift to be given.
Not surprisingly, Jesus displays all 5 love languages throughout the Bible and is a perfect model of how to express love to another the way that person is designed to receive love.
Here are some wonderful verses that point to each of the 5 love languages God created and how others He touched responded:
Acts Of Service
For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve,
and to give his life as a ransom for many.
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works,
which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Words Of Affirmation
“His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things;
I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’
While he was still speaking, a bright cloud covered them, and a voice from the cloud said,
“This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased. Listen to him!”
2 Corinthians 9:15
Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!
Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink,
you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.”
Physical Touch and Closeness
But Jesus came and touched them. “Get up,” he said. “Don’t be afraid.”
Come near to God and he will come near to you.
Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat,
he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.”
Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts.
They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts,