A word which in some instances is thrown around without the knowledge of its true significant meaning. It’s so easy for visions to be blurred because of others perceptions especially on this day. Valentine’s Day is a day that many set aside to show their significant other how much they appreciate, admire and cherish them. This was once a day where children secretly slipped a “Will You Be Mine Valentine” in their crush’s decorated brown sandwich bag.
For many reasons this day may not be exciting for everyone however something that I reflect on is that no matter what, the greatest love of all is the love of our Father. John 15:13 says that There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. God loves and adores you so incredibly much that He sent His Son to die the most horrible death that none of us could possibly fathom. That is an extraordinary example of love in its purest form.
So on today, whether you’re a newly wed, single or you’ve been married for over 20 years, remember to not get so caught up in the marketing of chocolates, roses and gift cards, that you forget the true meaning of love through the Son Jesus Christ.
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