“Because God has made us for Himself, our hearts are restless until they rest in Him.” ~Augustine of Hippo
As Valentine’s Day approaches I thought it would be appropriate to write a little something on the topic of love, but I found myself struggling to find the right words. While the day is filled with sentiments of endearment for some, I recognize that it may be a day of longing for others.
Whether tomorrow is a day you look forward to celebrating or one you’ll work hard to move past, I want you to know that God loves you! Scripture describes Him as The Perfect Valentine:
“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends (John 15:13).”
“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us (Romans 5:8).”
“This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins (1 John 4:10).”
“The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness (Jeremiah 31:3).”
“Never will I leave you; Never will I forsake you (Hebrews 13:5, Joshua 1:5).”
Thank you, Lord, for your unfailing love (Psalm 36:7, Psalm 48:9, Psalm 52:8)! It reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies (Psalm 36:5). Help us to look to you as the standard, our Perfect Valentine. In Jesus name, Amen!