HE LOVES YOU
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
John 3:16 NIV
The world is celebrating Valentine's Day today; Valentine's Day, also known as Saint Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is a celebration observed on February 14 each year. A popular bibliographical account of Saint Valentine of Rome states that he was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry and for ministering to Christians, who were persecuted under the Roman Empire.
Valentine showed the act of love to those who needed most in his time; generations after him respected what he did and recognized his efforts by putting a special day to remember him. We read in the Scriptures that God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. God loved us and that love made Him to give us a priceless gift that changed the history of this world.
He gave us Jesus, He sent Him that He may save us from our corrupt lives of sin. Someone once said, "You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving." The love of God gave us His Son. His son loved us, and gave us His life. He died for our sins that He may reconcile us with the Father; and restore the relationship that was once broken.
This morning, I want you to know that you had a debt you could not pay, and Jesus paid the debt He did not owe. He paid it all; He paid by His death there on the old rugged cross. As you celebrate the Valentine's Day, remember the love that God has towards you. He was willing to send His Son for you and me.
Make a decision to love someone today, make a decision to show to those who desperately need it in life. John the Apostle who is also known as the Apostle of love wrote these words to us. “Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth, 1 John 3:18.” Let's put actions in our love, we need to show people love and do our best to treat them right.
Pray this prayer with me by faith and God is going to answer your prayer....
Dear Father, thank You for your love. Help me to love others as the way I would love myself. In Jesus' Name, Amen.