Valentine’s Day is great and all, if you’re into that sort of thing (which I’m not). It’s also pretty painful and all, if you’re longing for a special someone to spend it with, and (s)he hasn’t exactly shown up yet. Or (s)he used to be here but isn’t anymore.
But there’s one thing we can all celebrate today. TOGETHER.
God. Loves. Us.
I’ll be honest. I don’t really get it. I don’t know WHY or HOW or any of that. I just know he does. And I know that I reeeeeeeeally take it for granted most of the time.
And I know that we don’t need proof, that even if we can’t see it/feel it/touch it right now, he really, truly STILL loves us. Our circumstances may suggest differently, but the fact remains:
God loves us.
I want that to be all that matters. I don’t want to worry about who else loves me and who doesn’t. I want to know God loves me, and I want to know it so deeply that I can’t help but ooze love for others out of my pores.
Goodness knows I’m not a naturally loving person. All the love that comes from me originated with him. And I want to fill up on his love so that what comes out of my mouth and hands and feet is love, nothing but love.
Let me ask you this:
1. How do you know God loves you today?
2. How can you show someone else God loves him/her?
p.s. If you’re hurting today, please let me know. I want to pray for you.
p.p.s. My friend Megan is making these ADORABLE little ornaments to raise money for their adoption. I bought one and think you need one too!
p.p.p.s. Happy, Happy 90th Birthday to my beautiful grandma!! I love you!! (surprise party pics coming soon!)