The world makes Valentine’s Day hard to bear if you haven’t a date, a spouse or a rich uncle. I know of one gal who sends flowers to herself at the office so she won’t look like a ‘loser’ to her work pals.
The truth is that most of us are not thrilled about today. Widows like me are reminds of the years ahead where we won’t be getting our special hugs or maybe a red rose or two. We cry as past memories sweep over us.
But others despair of ever having a love like ours. Some people never get married. Others don’t understand the meaning of love at all. Teens (and other folks who should know better) are pressured into indecent behaviours all in the name of ‘love.’
Christians believe that God’s threesome, mercy, grace, and charity toward us is love in its highest form. We all know lonely souls who would like to share a meal at the local restaurant. Or maybe get a friendship card left on their desk. Then, as your friendship blossoms, you may get to share the best love of all with them.
“This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life. God didn’t go to all the trouble of sending his Son merely to point an accusing finger, telling the world how bad it was. He came to help, to put the world right again. Anyone who trusts in him is acquitted; anyone who refuses to trust him has long since been under the death sentence without knowing it. And why? Because of that person’s failure to believe in the one-of-a-kind Son of God when introduced to him. (John 3:16-18, MSG)
Prayer: Lord help us get our minds of ourselves and onto others who need You. In Christ. Amen.