“Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,’ says the Lord, who has compassion on you.”
Isaiah 54:10 (NIV)
Did anyone else have no idea that Valentine’s Day is this Sunday? It hadn’t dawned on me until Josie and Eliza Joy asked me last night what my plans were and I had no idea it was even coming up. When did it become February?
I don’t know about you, but in my life, I know those who wish every day was Valentine’s Day and jump on any opportunity to publicly declare their undying love for their significant other, while others walk into Valentine’s Day with dread or annoyance. I tend to have mixed emotions when it comes to this red, heart filled, holiday.
No matter what stance you take when it comes to the Dia del Amor, in one way or another, Valentine’s Day typically has a way of reinforcing our deep desire to be loved (whether we want to admit it or not). A time to reflect on the person who loves you, the one you wished would love you, or even the lover whose affection doesn’t seem to be cutting it the way it once did. One thing is certain, no matter how perfect “Mr. Wonderful” may be or not be at the moment, at some point all earthly loves finds a way to let us down, or disappoint.
I promise I’m not trying to be the Valentine’s Day scrooge. I simply want to make the point that while our earthly love has the capacity to hurt, confuse, or break us, there is hope!
In Christ, we have a constant lover, friend, and companion. I know most of have heard that God love us, but do we really know how much God loves us?
Over two years ago, when I started this blog, I knew the first place we needed to start was examining God’s perfect love for us. As we begin to see the multiple ways we move His heart; how He longs to be in a relationship with us; and how despite our shortcomings, He delights in us with a lavish love…how can we not long for more?
So this week as we’re surrounded by pink, roses, and chick flicks, remember to dwell on the ultimate, perfect love we have in Christ. I pray that His love will move your heart in such a way that it leaves you deeply longing for more of Him.