Valentine’s Day has now come and gone. It’s one of those holidays where most people either love it or hate it. Usually, those who love it have some sweetie that is sending them presents, and those who don’t are single and don’t like being so.
So where do you fit in this dichotomy? Love it or hate it? Maybe you’re one of the few (mostly men) out there who could care less about Valentine’s day.
Valentine’s day doesn’t have to be about all the lovey-dovey smoochie poo. It actually makes more sense to me when I think about Jesus. An author, whose name now escapes me, once penned that the bible is a collection of love letters from God. Did you ever think about it like that? Every book in there is pointing one place – to Jesus. And not just to His whole life, but specifically to His death and resurrection.
Then, as if the love letters weren’t enough, God has been consciously wooing you since your birth – trying to show you how much He loves you and has a much better life planned out for you through Jesus.
Thinking about Jesus, however, I am reminded that “God so LOVES the world (us) that He gave His unique Son”. God committed the ultimate sacrifice for us. God, in the form of Jesus, sacrificed Himself so that you and I could truly live. Sin-free.
That’s some valentine! The greatest valentine ever given was nailed to the cross.
Jesus said that there was no greater love than someone laying down his life for his friends…then he called us his friends. He is the ultimate valentine, and until we find our fulfillment, and the satisfaction of our love-need in Him, then we will continue to be a bit empty…missing that last bit of life we were meant to have.
Later, Paul said that husbands were meant to be just like Jesus. Husbands are to lay down their lives for their wives just like Jesus! Self-sacrifice is the ultimate love.
No one has ever died for me…except Jesus.
As you think about Valentine’s Day – love it or hate it – you have been given the best valentine you could receive…the death and resurrection of the One who loves you more than you can comprehend. When you find your fulfillment in Him, then every day is Valentine’s Day for He never stops showering us with every blessing.
May you find true the truest love in Jesus, and may every day be Valentine’s Day as you live in the relationship with your Creator, your “Bride-groom”, that you were meant to have. If there’s anything I can do for you or pray with you about, please call me at 245-1611 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. God bless you!