Today is a day to celebrate love.
For many, it is about celebrating romantic love. Others may be sad because they are alone. I promise you, though, you are never alone. He is with you. He promises to be with us always. Whether our lives are full or empty, He is enough…
Deuteronomy 31:6 tells us this:
“So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the LORD your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.”
It is a promise…He will be there.
But there is more…
He didn’t stop with just a promise to be with us, he followed it up with the ultimate gift.
“For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.”
Years ago I attended a church with a fabulous preacher. I was fortunate enough to hear him officiate some weddings along the way. One thing he would say at a wedding went something like this:
“Imagine all the love that your parents have for you…now imagine all the love that your friends and family have for you…now imagine the love that you have for each other…combine all of that and it is only a speck in comparison to the love that your Father has for you.”
I don’t know if you’ve ever had to sacrifice something. Maybe it was some time that you wanted to spend on yourself and you were interrupted to help a child or do something for someone. Maybe it was giving some money to a friend who was in need. All of us have had these seasons of our lives when we’ve had to sacrifice things. I cannot imagine sacrificing my most valuable possession for someone who had shown very little interest in me, though. Most of my sacrifices were for people whom I love but more importantly, I’ve felt that they loved me in return or needed me in some way. God stepped out and gave His only son even though mankind had rejected him. Think about that today. Think about how deep His love must be to give everything for nothing.
I hope you and your family have a wonderful day celebrating love.
Happy Valentine’s Day!