Valentine’s Day is often a day for people to think of love between people, whether as friends or romantic attachments.
For those who put their trust in Jesus Christ, it’s a wonderful opportunity to remember true love.
God’s love is true.
John 3:16 KJV — For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
God’s love is timeless.
Jeremiah 31:3 NKJV — The LORD has appeared of old to me, saying: “Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you.
God’s love is sacrificial.
John 15:13 KJV — Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
For He created mankind in the Garden to be in relationship with Him.
He warned Adam what to stay away from, as He knew that sin would break the relationship through the consequence of eternal death, separation from God for eternity.
Yet, when Adam and Eve sinned, God gave a promise to redeem them and Jesus is our Redeemer.
He loved each one so much He was tortured and executed to pay our penalty for sin.
That is true love.
As you celebrate Valentine’s Day, or choose not to celebrate, remember there’s one who loves you perfectly.
1 John 4:16 NKJV — And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.
Let His perfect love be what you share with those around you today.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You for Your perfect love. Thank You for teaching us that You are the only One who does love perfectly. We cannot love perfectly, because sin taints all things even our love, yet through Your Word and Your Holy Spirit we can learn to love as You, we can abide in You and You in us. Lord Jesus, please continue to teach each one of us how to love as You do. Help us to look to Your Word for direction and guidance, truth and wisdom, encouragement and comfort. Lord, only through You can we find all we lack, for You gave us life and salvation and You sustain us daily through Your love. Thank You! May Your name be glorified this day and every day. Amen.