Thursday, February 14, 2008

Who's Your Valentine?

I woke up this morning to a sky so pink it’s hard to think. At every turn and every corner the shouting pink deafens your ears and the bright color blinds your sight.

"Love is in the air," is the shout blaring from my radio. From the T.V. comes images scary enough to make a righteous soul sick. The shopping malls are packed with men and women seeking the secrets of Victoria. The bill boards take on a life of their own beckoning with a sly of lies.

I’m not one that observes pagan holidays - for me one day is the same as the other. But seeing this day celebrated by many, even by Christians, as the day of love – the Valentine’s Day – it caused me to pause to feel the pulse of the Almighty God.

“Greater love hath no man than this that a man lay down his life for his friends.” (John 15:13)

There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. Now, most people would not be willing to die even for a very good person or for a very good cause. But God showed His great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.

This day will pass and with it the fleeting urges of debased orgies. The pink roses will soon crumble as they succumb to the forces of nature and the red wine will soon lose its taste in a haste. The only thing that will remain is this very fact: “Neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the LOVE of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Roman 8:39)

So if you must know to whom I owe this day, it is He who gave His life for my sake who's my Valentine today.


XtianDoctrine said...

How does anyone avoid been sucked into the excitement and all around you, especially so if you have little kids who come back from school singing the chorus of valentine in your ears. It is a tough tough world indeed.

john said...

So what's wrong in a little loving...

XtianDoctrine said...

Little "lusting" you mean?