It’s Feb – the month of Love and now only a few more days remain for the day many of us would be eagerly waiting for – the Valentine’s Day!! Whether it be newspapers or magazines or malls or card shops or even a stroll across any street in the city, you can’t escape looking at hearts, balloons, cakes, beautiful bouquets, chocolates.....This is the month in which one can truly say ‘Love is in the air.’
But what is love? Some say its a special feeling for a special someone, some say its an emotion, some say its a decision, some say its a chemical reaction, some say its the biggest mistake one can ever make, some say its life, some say its just indescribable!! Well, I found the best definition about love nowhere else but in the Bible. St Paul says:
“ Love is patient and kind.
It is not jealous or conceited or proud.
Love is not ill-mannered or selfish or short tempered
Love does not keep a record of wrongs;
Love is not happy with evil, but rejoices with the truth.
Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love is eternal.”
WOW!! When I first read these verses I was just blown away. That’s what true love is. That’s how God wants it to be. A selfless, unconditional love. And He showed it to us, “..it is not that we have loved God, but that He loved us first and sent his Son to be the means by which our sins are forgiven.” (1 John 4:10) His Love follows us wherever we go, lifts us whenever we are down, protects us whenever we are troubled, guides us whenever we are unsure, surrounds us whenever we are alone, hugs us whenever we need a touch, brings out the best in us and strips away our weaknesses. His Love is always there for us. And this is His special message for each one of us:
‘For God so loVed the world
That He gAve
Believes In Him
Should Not perish
But have Everlasting life.’ (John 3:16)
He considers each one of us to be His Valentine. Do we consider Him special? This Valentine’s Day apart from wishing our special ones, let’s wish God, who loved us first. Let’s tell him ‘I Love You too’, coz He said it first, to each one of us, on the Cross.
A couple of years ago when I wished God on Valentine’s Day, He replied ‘I love you a lot’. But He didn’t stop there. He asked me to tell others also that He loves them too. God’s love is there for everyone irrespective of who they are, how they are, what they have done.
So on 14th Feb, lets spread the message of God’s Love. And the message is – God still loves the world. He is passionately busy loving you and me!!!