Tuesday, February 14, 2017

True Love

Valentine’s Day……hearts, candy, cards, gifts, jewelry, dinner dates, etc.

My sisters, is this one of your favorite holidays? I love the holiday because I really like hearts, candy (especially chocolate candy), cards, and of course I really like receiving gifts! But what if there were no hearts, candy, cards, and gifts? Would I still like this holiday? What about you?

Valentine’s Day is all about expressing your feelings for the ones you love. It’s fun to let the beloved people in our lives know how much we care by giving them a small token of our affection. Also, for those who are single, widowed, or don’t have a significant “other” in your life, you still have special people in your life, maybe parents, siblings or friends, whom you can remember on this day.

Since Valentines’ Day is all about love, it can also be a time to reflect on the One who displayed His awesome, wonderful, unconditional, sacrificial love for us all by giving up His life by being nailed to a cross. Our Savior suffered, bled, and died to pay the ultimate price for the forgiveness of our sins. We all deserve punishment for all have sinned and fallen short of God’s glory (Romans 3:23). But God so loved this sin cursed world that He sent Jesus, so we could believe in Him for the forgiveness of our sins and live with Him forever in a perfect glorious place called heaven!

Even if there were no hearts, candy, cards, or gifts, we are loved. In fact, we are loved lavishly! The Lord Jesus Christ has perfect love for us; and the only way we know how to love others is because He first loved us.

So, as you enjoy the holiday with all of its pleasantries, think about our one True Love. Think about Jesus.

“We know what real love is because Christ gave up His life for us.” I John 3:16 (New Living Translation)

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