Peace family, if you’re anything like me, you have probably experienced a strong mix of feelings about Valentine’s Day throughout your life. There have been years that I worried about just the right thing to write or give to get someone’s attention, years that I have looked at all of the flowers, chocolates and cards with starry eyes and a heart full of hope for the future, and years that, through hot tears, I couldn’t bear to see Valentine’s Day decorations or couples holding hands in public without feeling intense pain, regret, bitterness, and even anger.
Peace family, no matter where you fall on that spectrum this year, or whether or not you have a significant other this Valentine’s Day, Jesus is still our Ultimate Valentine. The Bible says that God’s love is greater than our understanding, and once we give our lives to Him, it is unconditional. It can be overwhelming to try to really grasp an understanding of such a sacrificial and selfless love, love from someone who really would be tortured for our healing, go through death so that we might live, and reach out to us in our imperfection and pride.
Peace family, however you feel this year, give it to God. Lay down your expectations, your intimidations, and your heartaches to him. Read I Corinthians 13:1-8 and consider how he meets every description of love. Take some time to tell him that you love him, and thank him for all he has done. Accept that God does love you, and open your eyes to his blessings in your life. If anyone is worthy of our adoration and affection, it’s him, but sometimes we have to just slow down, listen, and let Him love us.
Happy Valentine’s Day, from all of us here at Peace 107.