I Love You

Happy Valentine’s Day!  I cannot resist using another one of Jonathan Cahn’s mysteries to commemorate this special day. The Book of Mysteries, features an ongoing dialogue between a teacher and his student. Each day a new mystery is presented. This one is called “The Triunity of Love.”


What is the number of love?” asked the teacher.

“I don’t understand.” 

“How many do you need in order to have love?”

“More than one,” I said.

“Love must have a source,” he said, “the one from whom it comes, the one who loves. So there has to be at least one.”

“But one isn’t enough,” I said. “You can’t have love if there’s nothing or no one to love. If you love nothing, then you don’t love.”

“That’s correct,” he said. “So what else is needed for love to exist?”

“An object. Loves needs an object. The one loved, the object of love.”

“So you have two, the source of love and the object of love. But then you have the love itself, the love between the two, and the love that joins the two together. So if we were to translate love into a sentence, what would we need?”

“A subject,” I said.

“The subject is the ‘I,’” he replied. “And what else?”

“An object,” I said.

“The object is the ‘You,’” he answered. “And what else?”

“A verb.”

“Love,” he said. “Put it together and what does it become?”

“It becomes, ‘I love you.’”

“The simplest expression of love . . . and in how many words?”



“And yet at the same time, love is one. Love is one and love is three . . . one and three at the same time. Love is triune. In the Scriptures it is written that ‘God is love.’ If God is love, then God is triune as well, one and three at the same time. Who is the source of love, the ‘I’? The Father, the source of all love. Who is the object of His love, the ‘You’? The Son, the Messiah, who is called in Scripture, ‘the Beloved.’ And the love that emanates from the Father to the Son? The Spirit.”

“The Lover, the Beloved, and the Love . . . the triunity of love . . . the triunity of God.”

“Yes,” said the teacher, “as incomprehensible and yet as simple as ‘I love you.’” 

As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.”  Matthew 3:16-17 NIV


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