Amid the winter storms ravaging the eastern sea board and coastal areas of New England, and some midwestern states, Valentine’s Day came and went. Although, Massachusetts Governor has declared a Valentine’s Week to encourage those impacted by the bad weather to celebrate next week. Valentine’s Day is a million dollar day that focuses on sharing love by giving flowers, a box of chocolates, special gifts, and dining out.
As I awoke this morning, I began thinking about the love that came wrapped in the form of a baby over 2000 years ago. God loved the world so much that gave…not a box of chocolates, flowers, or jewels, but His precious son. And Christ’s gifts would open blind eyes, heal wounded hearts and bodies. Gifts filled with the warm centers of joy, peace, power, patience and love can only be appreciated by those, whose lives amid storms and the drifting seas of life, reach out and touch the hem of his garment. Whether a day or week, this love, HIS LOVE never, ever fails. It is constant, sustaining, invincible, and available to all. Wrapped up in a bright, shiny,sweet package that is oh so good. A love that bears all things, no matter what.
So while the box of chocolates may be pictured on Instagram, the real meaning of Valentine’s Day is captured in the meaning of real, divine love. It is the embodiment of God and of His love for us.