Valentine’s Day–a day focused on love. Going out to eat with your special someone, making and delivering Valentine’s day cards, candy hearts, flowers, special baked goods: this day is just full of all the special things people do for each other to show them “I love you.”
For those of us who don’t have a special Valentine, this doesn’t have to be a lonely holiday spent doing just the normal. Valentine’s day doesn’t need to be banned from your mind, until that special someone walks in your life. Truth is, we already have our ultimate Valentine and He loves us more than anyone ever could!
That Valentine is Jesus Christ.
“but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” Romans 5:8 ESV.
Wow! Christ loved us so much that He died for us? How great is that love? Amidst all our betrayal…treason…surface-only-feelings, Christ still loves us?
Valentine’s day isn’t a day when we focus just on ourselves and our own feelings. Yes, it’s nice to feel loved and cherished. That’s a feeling anyone desires to feel. But instead, why not focus on loving Christ back. We have a Valentine, shouldn’t we be showering Him with love and affection? Because Christ truly does cherish us and He loves us.
“because you are precious in my eyes, and honored, and I love you” Isaiah 43:4 ESV.