I saw some strange Valentine’s Day messages on little candy hearts . . . who would want these messages?
- Let’s go to therapy
- You’ll do
- Midlife Crisis
- Yes Dear
- Only U (for now)
- U looked better on Facebook
- Aging Poorly
- Strike Three
- Mommy Issues
- Maxed Out Credit Card
- Kissed a Frog
- Infin8 Agony
- UR Dog Is Cuter
These are NOT the messages we want or need.
We want to know we are cherished and cared for . . . we are deeply loved. We want to know we matter to someone ~ that we belong. We want to know we are understood. We want to know we make a difference and we have purpose. We want someone who isn’t afraid to tell us the truth.
And though we may read these kinds of positive messages on little candy hearts or in Valentine’s Day cards, we want to hear it from someone with skin on, don’t we? Certainly it’s wonderful to hear it from an earthly friend or loved one . . . but notice with me what the Bible says of Jesus in relation to the Child of God:
We belong to Him (Galatians 5:24a).
He understands us and sympathizes with us (Hebrews 4:15).
He is all of this and more to us.
On this day, Valentine’s Day, when so many exchange chocolates and little candy hearts, let’s take a moment to remember what is sweet and precious:
- a Savior who calls us friend (John 15:12-15) . . .
- A loving friend who died in our place (Hebrews 2:17; 2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 John 4:10).
“No one has greater love than this, that someone would lay down his life for his friends.” – John 15:13 SWEET!