Exciting! Joyful! Romantic! Fun!
Uncertain. Lonely. Depressing. Disappointing.
This particular holiday can elicit very different emotions in each of us according to where we find ourselves in life. It’s a “pairing up” holiday, a celebration of love and romance. But for many, who find themselves alone on this day, it is only a poignant reminder of a recently departed loved one or the longing for a meaningful relationship yet to be.
So, to those who find themselves alone on this day, take heart (yes, a pun is intended), for there is one who loves you with an everlasting, sacrificial, satisfying, pre-ordained love that is like no other.
Who is this all-sufficient Superman of love?
It is God himself! The creator of the universe. The one who spared not his one and only precious Son so that you could be with Him (God) forever. Now that is love!
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 (NIV)
“But God demonstrates His own love toward us in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8 (NKJV)
“The Lord your God in your midst, the mighty one, will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you with his love; he will rejoice over you with singing.” Zephaniah 3:17 (NKJV)
“Behold what manner of love the father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God!” 1 John 3:1 (NKJV)
If you find yourself grieving, lonely, or in despair this Valentine’s Day, go to God. Revel in his words of love for you; the Bible is full of them. And know that God has a plan for you going forward. Rest, for now in his loving arms…there is no place better.
“God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.” Augustine