But let's look past all this. Valentine's Day is a day of love. Yes, we should show our love to each other everyday...not just today...but it's nice to take a day out and really reflect on that love and show appreciation for those around you.
And maybe we can reflect on God's love for us as well. They way God loves us never ceases to amaze me. It's so pure...so true...so unconditional. The Bible says in 1 John 4:19 "We love because He first loved us." In 1 John 4:8 it says, "God is love."
In fact, God is so amazing and he loves us so much that He gave up His Son. While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Not only that, He forgives us of all our sins...past, present, and future. Every time I start to think of God's love I am reminded of His mercy. I know that I haven't done anything to deserve it...yet He still gives it. And I am very thankful for that. He doesn't stop loving us if we mess up. He loves us despite our flaws and shortcomings and He always will.
So even if you're a little bitter about this holiday, just look at it from a different perspective. God loves you and desires a relationship with you. Remember that. And perhaps we should strive to love the way He loves.
(Oh, and thanks, babe...for my surprise this morning...love you!)