It’s just the one day out of 365 where the America (and other parts of the world) celebrates love with tons of money spent on this one day. Love is so many more things that just that one day. I am not against Valentine’s day. I even like it for what it is, a day. But Love should also be celebrated daily, on the other 364 remaining days as well.
There are so many, sad to say or even think, do not know what love is. Some believe it is the ooey gooey feeling you get when you are with someone. Others think it is someone you care deeply about. Is that really love? Or perhaps parts of both? I was once both of those people. Don’t get me wrong, you do have to care deeply about the one(s) you love and, sure feelings often are there.
I remember a guy I was dating a while back, we went to see the movie “Love Actually”. Now I liked this guy and thought I was in love but really didn’t have a clue. The movie depicted several different types of love from puppy love between children to a best man in love with another’s bride, and everything else in between. I remember watching that movie and crying during the movie because the guy I was with did not love me like any of what was shown and that was what I wanted most. It wasn’t until years later that I learned what love really was and that I realized that I did NOT love him, I ooey gooeyed him if you will. Love is so much more than feelings. Feelings may be there in the beginning (in a relationship) but feelings won’t keep you there. Love is a decision. You have to decide to love someone every single day. That is the stuff of long-lasting marriages. Deciding to love someone every day in spite of. Every. Single. Day.
And then there is the highest love of all, Agape love. Jesus is Agape love, Christ’s love for mankind. He loves us so much that He died for us so we could have eternal life. He is one that doesn’t needed begging, pleading or crying to get His love, He already loves us! Even before we were even born, He loved us. He loves YOU!
As you prepare for this Valentine’s day, no matter who you are with or where you are, don’t fret if you don’t have that special someone to love or a “Valentine”. Love yourself! Love a child. Volunteer! But most importantly on this day, remember, YOU ARE LOVED even if you believe that no one else on earth loves you. Jesus loves YOU. Yes even you, no matter what.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
Happy Valentine’s Day
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