Happy February 14- the day singles stick out like sore thumbs and couples flaunt their relationship.
I'm not bitter.
No, really, I'm not. My self worth is not measured in how many flowers are delivered to my doorstep today. This may be the one day a year when my self esteem is not directly related to what I find in my mailbox.
Valentine's Day shouldn't be about sappy cards, chocolate, and candy hearts (although, those things are nice), it should be about the same thing the other 364 days a year are about: showing love. Why celebrate in one day what God commands us to do every day?
Even though today creates a chasm between the two, couples and singles still have something in common: someone loves them. A spouse, a friend, a parent, a roommate...
A Creator of the Universe? Uh, yeah!
Friends, God loves you. Yes, you. He loves you more than you could ever know. He loves you so much He sacrificed His Son. Christ relinquished His position in the eternal, wonderful heaven, came to earth in a germy manger, and lived a perfect life just to die a criminal's death. Because of that love for you, He didn't stay dead! Yes, for you.
Jesus provided the perfect example of love, not just for February 14 but every day.
My prayer for you today is that you find peace and comfort in the truth that God loves you. May the Holy Spirit fill you with His love and may you radiate that love to others.