Monday, February 15, 2010
On the heels of Valentine’s Day, let me encourage you with a verse that will dwarf anything you gave or received yesterday: “But God demonstrated his LOVE for us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us!” (Romans 5:8)
Let’s admit it – Valentine’s Day is fun, but it’s easy. Why? Because we get to “dote” on someone we love. But imagine “valentining” your enemy? That’s what I thought – No thanks! But that’s exactly what God did for us through Jesus: he loved his enemies. Allow me to make it personal – he loved me and you. Wow! Truly God’s love dwarfs whatever we know as love and his sacrifice sets the supreme example for us all.
Thank our great God for his amazing and radical love today, for you are his Valentine even on the 15th!
P.S. Yesterday wasn’t only Valentine’s Day, but it was also National Ferris Wheel Day (they say love makes the world go ‘round, right?). And today is National Gum Drop Day. Or, maybe for those still dating who had a bad Valentine’s experience, it is just National “Drop” Day.