What does love look like to you?
A rose, maybe?
Dinner for two by candlelight?
Oh I know! "THE NOTEBOOK"!
(Yes, I'm a huge fan of THE NOTEBOOK in case you were wondering.)
And I do believe that all of these things are representations of earthly love.
But, you see, we only know what we've learned here on earth.
We understand only what we've seen and experienced throughout our lives.
Our idea of love is full of limitations, conditions and imperfections.
But the perfect example of love ....love that is limitless and unconditional ....is JESUS.
God sent His son to earth to die a horrific death for you and me.
That kind of sacrificial love is so amazing and unbelievable.
But, I believe it!
Do you believe in His never-ending love?
Have you accepted that He loves you no matter what you've done?
People won't always accept you, by the way.
We all hurt eachother- sometimes on purpose- often times by accident.
We all say one thing and do another at some point in our lives.
We all break hearts and have our hearts broken.
The best of intentions is still no match for God's perfect love.
The only way to really know love is to embrace what our Saviour, Jesus Christ, did for us.
As we approach Valentines Day, I want to challenge you to really look at the Cross.
Take your eyes off the earthly things that are dragging you down.
Look up into the loving eyes of your Faithful God today.
Feel His arms wrap around you and reassure you.
YOU ARE PRICELESS.
Because Jesus paid the price...for you to know true love.
1 John 4:7-12
"Dear friends, let us love one another, because love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born again because of what God has done. That person knows God.
Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.
How did God show his love for us? He sent his one and only Son into the world. He sent him so we could receive life through Him.
What is love? It is not that we loved God. It is that He loved us and sent His Son to give his life to pay for our sins.
Dear friends, since God loved us that much, we should also love one another. No one has ever seen God. But if we love one another, God lives in us. His love is made complete in us."