“Love penetrates the defenses that have been built up to protect against rejection and scorn and belittlement, and it sees life created by God for love.” Eugene H. Peterson
Our lives were created by God for love – that’s right, you and me created for love. Pretty amazing when you consider it. Our Creator designed us to be love. Love is an action word, although some think it is a feeling. However, love creates an atmosphere where the unlovable is now the object of profound love. Love drives us to save the lost and hurting. Love expends everything to build homes for the homeless, provide food for the hungry, and give water to the thirsty. Love demonstrates patience when dealing with a rebellious child. Love shows compassion for each sinner. Love delivers kindness, forgiveness, joy, goodness when the darkness of the world creeps in. Love means to sacrifice, to give, to cherish, to show mercy, and to correct injustice. Love is God, who loved this world so much that he gave is only begotten Son for us. God loved and created us in His image. Love is action.
Lyrics from a song made popular by Dionne Warwick, “What the world needs now is love, sweet love…it’s the only thing that there is just too little of..” If there is too little love in the world on this day, and during this month, then show the world what we were made of-love. All of the faith, and hope in this world, love is the greatest.
Show your love this day.
Happy Valentine’s Day to all the marvelous manifestations of love.