Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching! And it’s pretty obvious, what with the inundation of candy hearts, plush red teddy bears, chocolates and tiny winged archers everywhere.
I love a celebration. And I’m pretty sure one of my “love languages” is chocolate candy hearts. But the Bible doesn’t mention anything about paper hearts, cupid or candy messages. It does, however, have plenty to say about LOVE:
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” – Mark 12:30-31
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” – John 3:16
“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” – Romans 5:8
“See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!” – 1 John 3:1a
“Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 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. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.” – 1 John 4:7-11
Not to mention the entire “love” chapter of 1 Corinthians 13!
So, this Valentine’s Day, as you express your love for your sweetheart (through flowers, candy, gifts and other thoughtful expressions), don’t forget to express the most amazing LOVE ever known, the LOVE God has shown us.
Let us love one another and share God’s love in all we do, not just on February 14th. (Bonus: all those candy hearts go on sale February 15th!)