Valentine’s Day, on the cynical side, is the day for florists, candy and card makers to earn a great deal. My grandson and I visited a local supermarket yesterday and I was overwhelmed by the amount of flowers, cards and candy that were on display. On the love side, Valentine’s Day is a day when we can express our love for one another freely and not be thought of as sentimental or mushy. How about God? How does God express His love for us? Here is a familiar verse that gets right to the heart of God.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that who ever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For He did not sent his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” John 3:16-17
How much more love could God show for us than sacrificing His only Son on our behalf? He loved us that much. He sent Him so that through faith in Jesus we could be saved and not condemned. Only Jesus could erase our sin and present us whole and perfectly clean before our Holy God.
When you say ‘thank you’ today for a Valentine gift you receive, a card or flowers, think about thanking God too. Thank Him for sending Jesus. Thank Him for making a way to salvation and eternal life with Him. That is the best Valentine I can think of that is filled with all of God’s love for now through eternity.
Blessings on this Valentine’s Day.