What is the favorite word on Valentine’s Day? The number one word is love. Then following is… candy, hearts, cards, flowers, chocolates, and much more chocolate. It seems love is something you experience but cannot explain. As the Scot said, “It is better felt than telt.” Love is like the measles – it breaks out and cannot be hid. There are many definitions because there are many different views of love. Everyone has their view of love. There is a spiritual love for God, Jesus Christ, Scriptures, church and the family of God. A self-love for you. A significant love for your mate. A special love for your children, grandchildren, family and friends. A sacred love for your country. Guys: A select love for favorite teams.
What is this thing called love? Some men say, “I love pizza, football, my dog, my truck, my wife, and it does not have to be in that order.” Dennis said, “I love her. She smells like peanut butter.” Some say love makes you flushed and lightheaded with a tingling feeling, Well, so does COVID.
My Valentine Message: Love Knows (John 13:35). Love Shows (I John 3:18). Love Glows (Matt. 5:16). Love Grows (2 Cor. 5:17). Love Goes (Mark 16:15). Love Flows (Phil. 1:5). Love Owes (John 15:13).
Some feel that love is shown and proven with gifts or personal sacrifices. “She loves me more than you. She does… you don’t.” But real love is giving, not taking. Love seeks to please the other person. The best things in life are not things, but people. Don’t love things, love people. You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving. “For God so loved the world that He gave…” Love is doing right. Love is a choice. Love endures. Love never fails. Love sacrifices. Love forgives. Love loves. Love is the greatest of these and always abides (1Cor.13:1-13). There is no substitute for love. Love is understood in all languages. The Lord said, “A new commandment (11th) I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you” (John 13:34). You display your love more with your life than your lips. Everyone loves to be loved. As God loves us, we are to love others. God’s unconditional love means there is not one thing you can do to make God love you more or make God love you less. God does not love you for what you do, but because of Who He is. God is Love (I John 4:8).
This Valentine’s Day, also remember God loves you, you, you, and even you.
Happy Valentine’s Day