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Topic: Valentine (05/16/05)

TITLE: Valentine's Love
By Carol Dee Meeks
05/22/05


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When the year is young, millions of dollars are spent on February 14. This day is set aside to show and express how important the mate of your life is to you. Roses and chocolates, sometimes champagne, finishes off a day of token love. If you are really loved, you may get a diamond.

I have watched this celebration for seventeen years in an office where I worked. It was pleasant to see flowers on each working girls’ desk. Even the men received flowers. I thought we were all blessed.

The love my husband and I share is a deep physical attraction for each other. We’ve had forty years for our
feelings to deepen, and they have. I love him dearly and I know he loves me. Our love is a mature love. We share.
We grow. We are contented at this stage of our life.

But since our retirement, the church we attend has studied Rick Warren’s FORTY DAYS OF PURPOSE. As knowledge unfolded in the pages of his text, I now have a different concept of Valentine’s Day and valentine love.

It is nice to give and to receive these gifts and remembrances of love, a day set aside, just to experience our mate’s feelings toward us. I am also reminded and have come to know that John 3:16 NIV is a valentine to all of us from our Savior and Lord. It says.

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.

How wonderful to realize that a certain day of the year does not have to be set aside for us to celebrate and know the love of Jesus. Jesus loves us unconditionally every day of the year. Our tokens of love from Him are:
forgiveness of sins, a fresh new start every morning, (Lamentations 3:22-23 KJV), and eternal life. I John 4:19
KJV, tells us, “We love Him because He first loved us.”

This is cause for celebrations every day. Jeremiah 3:13 NIV, says, “I have loved you with an everlasting love.” He loves us this much three hundred sixty five days of the year, not just February 14.


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dub W05/24/05
Work on transitions, but this is a very nice message with truth.