I know many who dread Valentine’s Day every year. It can be very difficult for those who long to have a significant other, someone special with whom to spend time and do romantic things.
While I understand the desire to experience that with another human being, isn’t it amazing that we already have Someone who loves us unconditionally? Someone who gave Himself sacrificially for us. Someone who has never stopped loving us and who never will, no matter what. In fact, NOTHING can separate us from His love. That’s incredible! Our marital status, our employment status, our bank balance, and even our sins cannot separate us from His love. That’s the kind of love that I want! That’s the kind of love that Jesus offers.
Have you ever stopped to consider how great His love is for you personally? If not, I invite you to do so. Just ask Him to show you His love for you, and it will be His great pleasure to do it. If you need some help, just message me — it would be my privilege to help you hear His voice.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
I recently posted this picture on my Facebook page. It’s a picture of me from way back when I was 9 or 10 years old, riding a friend’s pony, Goldie. I also posted several other pictures that were taken in that same era, and I have enjoyed the comments of friends and family alike as we have re-lived some memories together. It has been very fun to connect with them again over those particular memories — times that I have cherished, although some of the moments had faded from memory before finding these photographs.
When we get to Heaven, I believe that we’ll find that God has photo albums full of His favorite memories of us from our time here on Earth. (After all, He has other books, so why not some photo albums and scrapbooks?) He cherishes us and I’ll bet that He has mementos of key moments in our lives. I can picture myself sitting cross-legged on the floor with Jesus, photo albums and scrapbooks lying open, laughing and smiling and sharing memories with Him and with other loved ones who have gone before me. How wonderful that will be!