Happy February! Unless you have been out of the country or under a rock, retailers moved from Christmas right into Valentine’s Day. While I tend to think this is a marketing scheme invented by the chocolate and card companies, my female staff and friends (and wife) disagree. In our culture, the “image” of love is portrayed as one thing, while the “reality” of love is certainly something else. The One person to walk this earth who knew the true definition of love put it this way:
1 Corinthians 13:1. “If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8 Love never fails. 13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”
While our culture is all caught up in chocolate-covered hearts and flowers this month, do something out of the ordinary. Show love, instead of saying it. Give love, instead of expecting to receive it. Be love, so the people in your life will know what it looks like, and this might just be the best Valentine’s Day yet.
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