So many folks are lonely on Valentine’s Day. Today’s post will be less about the romantic side and much more about the reality that – YES – GOD LOVES YOU!
I hope the poetry today from Lucinda Berry Hill has been a great reminder that God really does love you. He gives us the best gifts possible as we live our lives for Him. God gives us friends, family and other people to love and care for.
God understands our prayers when they don’t make sense. When all we can do is cry and mutter and sputter… God gets that because He sees our heart and knows our intentions. Why? Because He loves us so much.
As God loves us, we are to love one another. Husbands and wives pray for one another and protect one another. Real love cannot exist apart from God – He’s in the center of every good relationship.
God not only sends special angels into our lives, but sometimes He even sends them back again if we forget to take notes the first time! – Quoted in The Angels’ Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994
Special angels??? Well… sure – why not? Billy Graham calls angels, “God’s secret agents” and we all need as much help as we can get, don’t we? And yes, we should take notes the first time – but often we don’t, so they have to come back again.
God loves us, but sadly we don’t recognize some of the ways He shows His love toward us. When was the last time you were driving and had a close call – nearly had a crash – but at the last second you stomped on the brake and everything turned out okay? Did you thank God for that mercy, or did you congratulate yourself and pat yourself on the back for having such stellar ability behind the wheel?
When was the last time you were awakened by the song of a bird outside your window and thanked God that it was that instead of the blare of a train or a siren of some sort? These little blessings often go completely unnoticed and God gets no credit or praise or even recognition for His attempt to show His love toward us.
Every blessing we receive regardless of the size is God’s way of showing His love toward us. If we fail to show gratitude for the little things, surely we should not overlook the reason we are saved… the sacrifice of Christ Jesus, God’s Son – on our behalf. It’s only because of His death, burial and resurrection that we are able to make Heaven our home when this life is finished. God has surely shown His marvelous love to us in big and small ways. Happy Valentine’s Day. 🙂