February 14, 2017

“Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.” – 1 John 4:7

It’s that time of year when stores are filled with beautiful red hearts, chocolates, balloons, greeting cards and all kinds of things that say, “You’re beautiful and I love you.” You ask a man how he fell in love with his wife or girlfriend and most every response will begin this way: “I saw her.”

All women want to feel beautiful. All wives want to feel their husbands see them as beautiful, and it is true that men are drawn to beauty. This is why women focus so much on fashion and good looks. Obviously, making the most of natural beauty is important, but don’t miss the true secret to a radiant, lasting beauty that comes from knowing Jesus. It’s unmistakable, the beauty on the face of an older woman who loves her Lord.

But that’s not all. Love isn’t just for romance. Even if you don’t have a sweetheart this Valentine’s Day, perhaps you can think of someone who could benefit from an expression of love from you. Just think, there may be someone in your life who won’t be hugged or told someone loves him or her if you don’t take the initiative.

Lastly, but most importantly, I want to tell the Savior of my soul, the Maker of my heart and the Creator of love itself that I love Him.

Say, “I love you” to someone today!