This verse and passage always forces me to reflect on what my life was like when I first met Jesus in a real and personal way. It was truly like falling in love. I couldn’t get enough of Him in prayer, in reading His Word, and in going to church to be with other believers. It seemed like every prayer was answered, every verse ministered to my heart, every message was spoken directly to me, and all my brothers and sisters had amazing words of encouragement and exhortation every time we met.
When Jesus spoke these words to the church in Ephesus, He was calling them back to this very kind of love relationship. Have you fallen out of love with Jesus? Get back to doing the things you used to do when you first met Him and fall in love all over again.
Remember, repent, return,
Pastor Gerard Deleeuw