Stevie Wonder made famous the song, I Just Called To Say I Love You with the popular lyrics, “I just called to say I love you; I just called to say how much I care.”

How does it impact you when you get an unexpected call from a person you love and value?

This past weekend I received one of these calls! In these kinds of situations, I want to know what prompted the call.  

I guess I ask because past history causes me to wonder if this call might end up being a direct sales opportunity.

When the caller says, “I just called you because I love you. I called to tell you I care,” my heart soars!

A call from a friend fuels a ton of memories I have experienced with this person. Memories are so important. Bad memories motivate us to avoid repeating an experience, good memories inspire us to make more of them.

In my hall of fame Psalms memory book is Psalm 103. We are challenged to bless the Lord and forget not all His benefits.

Each and every special person in our lives is a gift from our Abba Father.

This amazing call this past weekend motivates me to do two things:

  1. Call friends who are of great value, just to say, “I love you and I care about you.”
  2. Treasure my friendships. Pray for my friends. Drop them a note. Be a friend.

No greater love than one would lay his life down for another.