Monday, February 14, 2011

The Ultimate Valentine

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.

<>< Katie


angielynnaelaxdal said...

Love this (pun intended)! You're right - we should be showing love every single day, not just 1 out of 365.
Ps. You're a fabulous writer!

StorytellERdoc said...

Another great post, Katie, although I hope you do get some chocolates and candy and great desserts. You deserve them!

Katie said...

Angie- Thank you! (love the pun, too)

Jim- Thanks! I did find some chocolate in my mailbox.

<>< Katie

Caitlin Nicole Munro said...

So true...God loves and it is far beyond compare to any other love...I mean all others are simply vessels of His love and how can a vessel ever compare to the supplier of the love :D

And since I just learned St. Valentine is also the patron saint of beekeepers next year I'm going to send everyone honey for Valentine's Day instead of chocolate :)