By the time I finish this post Valentine’s Day will be in the past. I held off as long as I could…my intention was not to write anything simply because everybody does it. I know that’s probably shallow; nevertheless that was my justification. Of course, I’m learning how not to lean on my understanding. I’m getting there, apparently, because I’m writing even at the last hour.
Now that Valentine’s Day will be in the past, how many will carry it over into the future by expressing the love they demonstrated today by giving roses, candy and gift?
All week I’ve been meditating on the love of God…
Apostle Paul asked the question, “Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death?” And he answers, “No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.” (Romans 8:35, 37 NLT)
God’s love is always questioned when we’re facing adversity, life’s challenges and traumas. Somewhere along the way we’ve been deceived into believing that if God loves us we shouldn’t experience the pains of life. I’m convinced God does not cause pain; it all began in the Garden of Eden. However, God will use it to our advantage and for His purpose. (See Romans 8:28 NLT).
While we don’t have all the answers as to “why”, we should keep telling ourselves that God loves us in spite of the situations we’re in or the unpleasant circumstances and painful experiences we suffer. I’ve learned that what I say is what I believe!
“If God is for us, who can ever be against us? SINCE God did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything else?” (Romans 8:31b, 32, NLT)
Although Valentine’s Day, February 14th, is now in the past, I can still look forward to tomorrow because God shows His love for me every day .