|Happy Valentine's Day!!!!!!|
When I think about valentine's day I can't help but notice
how we seem to get caught up in all the emotions, and
people we love, and forget the author of love, who
deserves our deepest devotion and affection. So today,
let's refocus on God, and His deep love for us which
passes all understanding.
"Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God;
and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
|He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.|
|In this was manifested the love of God toward us, |
because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world,
that we might live through him.
|Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, |
and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
|Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.|
|No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, |
God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us." 1 John 4:7-12
Take a moment to reflect upon God's love for you. How vast,
how deep, how fulfilling, how satisfying, how encompassing...
Not only does He love you enough to give you everything you
need for your present happiness, He loves you so much He
died for you, taking your death upon Himself, and He loves
you so much He withholds from you what you don't need as well.
Think about this all encompassing love, for without it there is
no way you could love anyone else. For He is the source of
true love, and the author of love. In Him is our substance,
our joy, and our complete fulfillment. Oh, for more of a realization
of His deep love for us. Oh, for more gratefulness for such
a blessed Savior!