Honestly, I don’t know how to begin this blog post. Valentine’s Day is in just a few days and, there is so much that I want to say to encourage you. We all know that Valentine’s Day is about love. We know that for the singles out there, it can be difficult sometimes to be okay with not having a special someone. We also know (but don’t talk about much) that for those who have lost loved ones (spouses, family members, and friends) it might be tough reminiscing on those joyous times you had with those special people in your life. Well, I want the singles and those who have lost loved ones to know one thing: God’s love is sufficient. I pray that every person would realize this.
I’ve been reading about Jesus’ life a lot lately; throughout the Gospels. Every time I read it, hear about it, and journal about it, I gain a new perspective about Jesus and God’s love. If you have never heard of the Gospel, it is the most glorious love story that you will ever hear.
God created a man named Adam and, later a woman named Eve. They were designed to be perfect and right with Him; sinless. Though, because they sinned, God’s design for us was ruined. Sin separates us from Him and, He didn’t (doesn’t) want that. God knew that if Adam and Eve were easily tempted into sin, the future generations would too. So He did something radical. He sent His one and only son into our sinful world, in the form of a baby, to save the world. This baby was born to, later, die on account of the world and all of our transgressions. He was born to have a brutal death. Jesus was beaten, slapped, mocked, spat on, whipped. He had a crown of thorns twisted upon His head and, He was nailed to a cross for you.
Now, tell me. Does this not sound like love? Jesus did the extraordinary for the ordinary. Before we were ever born, He knew that this life would be tough and that we would need someone faithful to help us through. Let us singles dwell on this fact and let those who have lost loved ones be encouraged by this fact. Not to say that some days won’t be harder to bear than others, but by Jesus taking on this exceptional act we can be comforted, strengthened, and satisfied. We will all be okay!
If you are a Christian (a Christ follower), you can go through life with God in front of you, behind you, and beside you (Psalm 139:5) and, no matter what happens He will see you through; because you have accepted the free gift of his sacrificial love.
Let us think about God’s true and, faithful love on Valentine’s Day. I pray that for every person who has lost a loved one that they will be encouraged to continuously depend on God for strength to get through this holiday. I pray that you will focus on God’s love during the difficult times of the day. I also pray for the singles that you will not dwell so much on the fact that you are single, but rather dwell on the fact that you need to find total completion in Him and Him alone. I pray that you will learn to be satisfied with Him and continue to grow more in love with Jesus before falling in love with any guy.
With that being said, how can I pray for you specifically? If your prayer request is too personal, I don’t have to publish it out for others to see it. Just let me know in the comments below.
Happy Valentine’s Day – may the love of God invade your thoughts and your heart!