It’s often easy to get discouraged in our broken world;
to get flattened when things don’t happen the way we think they will;
to become shattered when our dreams lie smashed at our feet;
to want to give up.
But God loves us deeply where we are. He sees, He knows, He cares.
He will make our dreams live again.
He will sing again His song of love through us.
I believe that for you. I’ve seen that in my own life.
Years ago Valentine’s Day was the day
when I would watch beautiful bouquets of flowers delivered to others.
My heart would beat with sadness until I began to realize
that there were many, many people
Who need a touch of His Love on that day.
Yes, He gave me an idea to send Valentines to folks
that I knew needed
a fresh reminder that they were not alone,
It changed everything for me.
Valentine’s Day became an opportunity to reach out and let people
know that they are very special
whether they are married with a husband or boyfriend
who showers them
with flowers and candy
God is Love. He is everywhere.
Our world says you are loved when you have that special relationship,
or beauty, money and position.
But God says you are loved because you are you.
He loves you wherever you are. He knows your name.
He loves you deeply and wants you to know that.
Many times through the years we would have
a ‘Jesus Loves You’ party in our home
on Valentines Day.
Beautifully decorated cake
streamers and balloons,
Celebrating His deep love and personal care for each of us.
Celebrating His kindness in creating our family.
My two girls that mean so very much to me.
He also calls us to take His love to our world
to let those around us know the truth.
‘A bell’s not a bell ’til you ring it, A song’s not a song ’til you sing it, Love in your heart wasn’t put there to stay, Love isn’t love ’til you give it away!’ Oscar Hammerstein.
Join me won’t you in passing on His Love to others.
Give it away
Yes, in our ordinary world,
while there is still time
Let the discouraged and downcast
the cynical and hard
the confused and hurting
the lonely and forgotten
that Love always wins.
Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God. I John 4:7