BLOG: A Valentine love
By MELISSA STEINOUR
I have always loved Valentine’s Day. I will spend the day making a nice dinner, coating strawberries in chocolate and surprising my family (well it’s not much of a surprise anymore) with a few nice gifts and dinner by candlelight. I also have a few other people that I want to surprise with something nice. It’s fun to let others know that we care and to have a day set aside just for that.
I can’t help but think of those around me that don’t have a “sweetheart.” Maybe you never found that special someone, maybe you just went through a divorce or maybe you are widowed. If you find yourself in this category, my blog this week is especially for you… so please keep reading.
You see there is someone who loves you far greater than any human being could love you. His name is Jesus and He loves you with an everlasting love. There is nothing that you could ever do that would make him not care for you. He sees and knows everything about you, the good and the bad, and yet He loves you just the same.
“And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow — not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below — indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord” Romans 8:38-39.
God loved you so much that he sent his son, Jesus, into the world to become sin for us and pay by death for every horrible thing we would ever do. Jesus’ death on the cross fulfilled God’s wrath on mankind for our sin. When we accept Jesus as Savior and Lord of our life, we receive God’s grace over our mistakes and we live in forgiveness with God’s bountiful love. “Then Christ will make His home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God” Ephesians 3:17-19.
So even if you find yourself alone on Valentine’s Day, you can know a much greater love…. the love of a God who at this very moment wants you to spend time with Him … He’s waiting. “For the Lord must wait for you to come to Him so He can show you His love and compassion. For the Lord is a faithful God. Blessed are those who wait for His help” Isaiah 30:18. Spend some time with Him right now… you will be so glad you did!
Melissa was raised her entire life in Shippensburg. She is a stay-at-home wife, and mother of two teenage sons, ages 13 and 15. She has been writing Christian short stories for several years and loves sharing whatever God lays on her heart.