(Modified post from February 14, 2012)
Today is February 13th, meaning that depending on who you are, tomorrow is the anticipated/dreaded “dia de amor,” aka Valentine’s Day!!
I have a love-hate relationship with Valentine’s Day, but when it comes to Valentine’s Day (and pretty much every day), there are three things I especially LOVE:
- Chick Flicks
|Sleepless in Seattle
Chick Flicks—I love the chase and pursuit as we wait and wonder just what will become of our heroines—will Sam fly from Seattle to meet Annie at the top of the Empire State Building? Will Cher and Josh end up together? And what about the beloved Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy? I just love a good love story!
Similarly, each one of us is living our own chick flick of sorts, as the God of the Universe chases, pursues us, and woos us. His love extends far beyond the most dedicated male lead and He is absolutely crazy about you!
“Your beauty and love chase after me every day of my life.”
Psalm 23:6 (The Message)
Chocolate—I don’t know what it is about chocolate, but chocolate is a food that satisfies, calms, and just makes life a little bit better. But even on the crummiest of days, chocolate has nothing compared to the rich, abundant ways God is able to fully fill and satisfy our weary hearts.
“He satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.”
“You open your hand and satisfy the desires of every living thing.”
Flowers—what girl doesn’t love a bouquet of flowers? Flowers bring cheer, joy, and beauty on the dreariest of days. They’re a small reminder that someone loves and cares for you. But sadly, even the most beautiful bouquet eventually comes to an end. There are few things I hate more than throwing out what was once a beautiful bouquet of flowers. But when it comes to cheer, joy, and beauty, flowers may be temporary, but God is constant and eternal. He will not leave us!
“The flowers fall,
but the word of our God endures forever.“
No matter how romantic or unromantic your Valentine’s Day forecast appears this morning, just remember this: when it comes to love, God wins! No one comes close to matching God’s love for you!
May each one of you have the happiest of Valentine’s Day! Filled with the love of a Man whose love is so powerful and vast, it easily trumps all the chick flicks, chocolate, and flowers in the world!