This month love is expressed in gifts of flowers, cards, and chocolate. These are all fun to give and receive and they create sweet memories to savor. But God's love goes much deeper than our human ways can express.
John tells us, " In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another" (I John 4: 10-11).
This is love that is always there. It's there when you are sick, depressed, worried, frustrated, angry, confused, grieved, and sad. It's there in the darkness and in the light. It's there when your mind says it isn't.
It's there when we don't deserve it--which is all the time.
Because Jesus is worthy we can receive it--all the time.
In addition to the chocolates, flowers, and cards we give our families, what can we give to a hurting and dying world to show God's love to them?
That's how we send Jesus a valentine.