The Greatest Valentine’s Gift: The Cross

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We just had a holiday yesterday. Maybe it’s not your favorite one or you love it. Perhaps you’re cynical and think it’s just an excuse for the candy and cards companies to make a profit or maybe you don’t care about that. Maybe you look at it as a chance to spend some time with someone you care deeply about.

I hope you had a great day no matter whom you spent it with. Even if you spent it alone, however, there’s someone who always to spend time with you. The Lord of all creation longs for your heart. He knows the things you’ve done. The good, the bad, the ugly, the beautiful and He still wants to be close to you.

He makes time for you. For me. For each one of us to come to Him and just bask in his presence and feel love (1 John 4:8). True love (1 John 4:10).

For some, February 14th is just a reminder that they are alone. But that’s only looking at the worldly and forgetting that we have a God who loved us and sent His Son to rescue us from this world (John 3:16).

But maybe that’s small comfort when you’re staring at a bowl of M&M’s you polished off my yourself. It’s easy to lose sight of the love of God, easy to not feel it. There are so many distractions to keep us apart. Not just the stuff in my own head telling me that I’m not good enough to come to Him. Truth is, I’m not, never will be, but He closes the gap and reaches for me, allowing me to approach the infinite love, mercy, and grace He has and is.

He calls each of us to a relationship with Him. He longs for all of us. Not just the clean parts, the healthy parts, but all of us. The dirty, the broken.

The best place I’ve found to feel that reality is in Adoration. But there are other places too. Perhaps for you, it’s reading the Bible. Maybe it’s something else. The thing that matters is God wrote a Valentine’s card just for you. How will you respond?

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