Valentine’s Day. The pink and red, the hearts, the flowers and yes, the candy. I like that people take a moment to stop and say, “I love you” or “you are special to me”. My kids have finished their valentines for school, stuffed goody bags for friends and plotted their course of action when it comes to consuming the candy they will bring home. Mommy will of course sabotage this plan.
Love is an incredible thing. I have asked my kids to define it. I have tried to define it. I cannot. It is impossible to define with words. When you have it, you know it. And when you don’t have it, well, it feels like death. LOVE is hope. LOVE is freedom. LOVE is forgiveness. LOVE is life. LOVE is passion. LOVE is service. LOVE is friendship. LOVE is time.
How do we explain love? It is the ultimate gift when given freely, unconditionally, and with no strings attached. And it is available to each one of us.
I hope this year as Valentine’s Day rolls around, you are keenly aware of a God that loves YOU this way.
Happy Valentines Day!
1 John 3:18 “Let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions.”