Do you remember your first valentine from the opposite sex?
- Was it a ring from the bubblegum machine?
- Was it a card that said “I like you. Do you like me? Check Yes or No!
- Was it a piece of chocolate, some candy, or a flower?
- What has been your favorite valentine you have ever received?
My husband does not believe in Valentine’s Day. He thinks it is a Hallmark holiday. Now, before you judge him, when we were dating he sent me roses on our first Valentines together. We talked that night and he explained his feelings. He told me that would be the last time I would get something and you know I am okay with it. He believed everyday was Valentine’s Day. You do not show love just one day out of 365 but every day. I must not have had a problem with it, because we will be celebrating our 19th anniversary this year. I do feel the same way he does.
Well as I have been growing in my walk with Christ, I look at Valentine’s Day differently. I actually have a very special Valentine – His name is Jesus. God sent us the best Valentine ever – Jesus.
2 1-5 About that time Caesar Augustus ordered a census to be taken throughout the Empire. This was the first census when Quirinius was governor of Syria. Everyone had to travel to his own ancestral hometown to be accounted for. So Joseph went from the Galilean town of Nazareth up to Bethlehem in Judah, David’s town, for the census. As a descendant of David, he had to go there. He went with Mary, his fiancée, who was pregnant.
6-7 While they were there, the time came for her to give birth. She gave birth to a son, her firstborn. She wrapped him in a blanket and laid him in a manger, because there was no room in the hotel.
Jesus walked on this Earth and was sinless. He taught, He healed, He loved everyone. Then, Jesus gave us the best Valentine’s Day present ever – His Life. He died so we could live.
35-40 After they had finished nailing him to the cross and were waiting for him to die, they whiled away the time by throwing dice for his clothes. Above his head they had posted the criminal charge against him: this is jesus, the king of the jews. Along with him, they also crucified two criminals, one to his right, the other to his left. People passing along the road jeered, shaking their heads in mock lament: “You bragged that you could tear down the Temple and then rebuild it in three days—so show us your stuff! Save yourself! If you’re really God’s Son, come down from that cross!”
I guess now when you look at them roses, that box of chocolates or those cards that will die, melt and be thrown away, Jesus gave us one that will never do any of these things.
We may die but we will live eternally with God.
Jesus will never melt away.
You may try to throw Jesus away, but HE is always there for you and loves You.
Now, don’t get me wrong. If it’s your thing that’s fine, I just want everyone to know that we have the best Valentine Present we could ever have.
So why you are out buying those Valentine’s presents or spending a romantic dinner with your special someone, don’t forget to give some love to JESUS as well. He made all you are doing possible.