Happy Valentine’s Day! You are all special to me!
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!
This quote (below) is especially for those of us who are not at present fitting into the greeting card industry’s model of what love is all about which truly does fall short of the truth.
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”” John 13:34-35 NIV
Whether it’s about the Love of God, the love of those near and dear in this world or both, you will be inspired by this wonderful Haiku.
Seriously, the human heart doesn’t look like a valentine and while I could look up why the day February 14th became linked to a specific “shape” we call a heart, I’m not going to write about that. As I look at the shape what I see is a rounded shape which is bursting open. A simple shape. A shape, a vessel, so full it is exploding and it’s contents are thus shared with those near and far as it bursts because it cannot contain anymore . . . much like my human heart when it is so full of the love of God. I can’t selfishly hold His love, even if I wanted to. I must share it. Fortunately, He makes this easy for He gives us people with whom it must be shared. He also gives us more so steadily that we never have to worry about running low.
As Valentine’s Day approaches and we are reminded of love as the world and the retail industry define it, I believe Christians who know it’s definition in a different way should take care to give that love more freely. Let us allow that “holiday” to be a reminder of what His love means and let us share it freely everyday, shall we? Candy is nice, but when we “”taste and see that the Lord is good” as Psalm 34:8 reminds us, we find LIFE as we’ve never known it could be! Let’s share that love everyday!