Extra Virgin :: A Valentine for You
Happy Valentine’s Day! Whether your day is romantic, hectic, lonely or fun, I pray
that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
May you remember that
This is real love—not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins
so that you can say
The Lord is compassionate and merciful, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love. He will not constantly accuse us, nor remain angry forever. He does not punish us for all our sins; he does not deal harshly with us, as we deserve. For his unfailing love toward those who fear him is as great as the height of the heavens above the earth. He has removed our sins as far from us as the east is from the west. The Lord is like a father to his children, tender and compassionate to those who fear him. For he knows how weak we are; he remembers we are only dust.
You are loved by a being who had to create motherhood, fatherhood, friendship and marriage just to give a glimpse into the expanse of his love for you.
Feel loved today.
(Photo by Jonaton Pie)