God’s Valentine

For many, today is anything but an occasion to revel in thoughts of romance and love. Some hearts have been hurt by the pain of a disjointed relationship; the death of a spouse, parent, or child; dealing with disease; or rebellion against God.

Oswald Chambers observed wisely, “No love of the natural heart is safe unless the human heart has been satisfied by God first.”

While love notes written by human hands eventually yellow and fade, I pray Lee, Caroline, Daniel, Harrison, and I will cling to the love letter of God’s Word.  For it will never wane or wither.  In Isaiah 49:16, we are reminded of the Lord’s great love for us, “Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of My hands.”  Novelist Victor Hugo stated once, “The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved — loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.”

Valentine’s Day is among my favorite holidays because it is a time for me to reflect on the Lover of my soul.  I John 4:9-11 is clear, “This is how God showed His love among us: He sent His one and only Son into the world that we might live through Him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.”

I am God’s Valentine!

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