Monday, February 14, 2011



Ultimately love is from God.  The greatest love we will ever know was nailed to a cross, the God-man offered his life as a fragrant offering.  Because of this love, I know love.  I can show love and be loved.

I’m thankful for this man, this husband of mine, who though we are imperfect and sin much, we can in part see, know, and experience the love of God.  Our marriage should picture Christ and his infinite love for us.  With grace and forgiveness, love is possible in this temporary union here on earth.  He showers me with love and for that I am grateful.

But love goes beyond marriage.  Love is for others, love involves self-sacrifice, love involves putting aside our desires for another.  Love itself is messy, it is hard, it is so worth it.  Love brings joy to the heart. 

On this Valentines day, we wish you love.  Love from the Father of lights, love from our Savior Jesus, that you would feel and know how much you are loved.

Because you are. 
You are worth being loved. 
For you were created in His image. 
And He loves his creation.

”God is love. In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.”
1 John 4:8b-10

1 comment:

  1. i love this post - such a great, real definition of love, flowing only from the One who loves us.