Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name;
You are Mine.
Isaiah 43:1

Isn’t it funny how a day that is dedicated to love can actually leave so many people feeling unloved?

For years I, along with many others I’m sure, have not enjoyed this day.  
Ok, I actually despised it.  It was obviously made up by the evil doers at Hallmark in order to make piles of money.  You should be delivered roses, chocolates and be swept away by a knight on a white horse on this glorious day.  Riiiiiiight.

Has that ever happened to you? 

I actually have a dear friend who had a dozen roses delivered to her on Valentine’s Day.  They were not only the saddest looking bunch of flowers ever but one of the blooms had been cut off and a thorny rose stem was left behind.  11 sad roses; wow what a picture of love!!  (Let me be clear, her husband does love her very much.  But no flower shop can bring a perfect bouquet, especially on this day.)

Ok, so enough sad reminders!!  
Let me be the bearer of great news!!!!

You have a lover of your soul.  He will never forsake you.   

His gifts are perfect.   

Never cut short.
Never duplicated to every other girl in the office.
Never rushed because He has 1,834 
other deliveries to make this day. 

Imagine if the CEO of Hallmark gathered His best writers to personalize a love letter with your name, your history, your love flowing through it.  Then he mounted a perfect white horse and rode into your home to whisk you away to a flowery meadow of sunshine and strawberries.  At the end of your day he explains that he has known you before you first knew him.  He has loved you since before you met and that he will love you through the end of eternity.  He tells you about his most beloved treasure and then explains how he will sacrifice it just for you.  To make you perfect and worthy of this kind of lifestyle that he plans to give you.   
A lifestyle where blessings abound around every corner.

Our heavenly father asks us 
not to fear on this Valentine’s Day.
He has redeemed you.  He has called you by name.  You are His.  And being His means He has in store just for you a life so much greater than the one described above.  
More than a life... an eternity.

I hope you will enjoy the day praising and worshiping
your perfect Love.

1 comment:

  1. I love this post. It's beautiful. You are a fabulous writer and it's not you's God. I love it. Thanks for letting his use you in this. Ali