Happy Valentine's Day!
As I was doing my devotions this morning and was reflecting on this holiday of love, I felt the urge to type a few things down. Though I think this holiday should be practiced all year long; the bottom line is we all often get wrapped up in our hectic lives, we sometimes forget to tell people we care most about how we truly feel. Especially the ones we are closest to!
I sometimes forget that if things would have gone in another direction, my life might not be where it is today. I sometimes forget how blessed I am to have a man in my life that adores me and loves me despite all my imperfections. I sometimes forget that I have forgiven my husband for his past, and sometimes still take my hurt feelings out on him every now and then. I sometimes forget "God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners." Romans 5:8
Today most people are celebrating the love they have in their lives, but there are also those dealing with great pain and heartache today as well. I can tell you, I have been there. I feel your pain and I empathize with your breaking heart. To those who are really struggling with their marriage and find themselves questioning what love really is, there is hope. To those who are working through something big (i.e. an affair, sickness or heart break of any kind), there is HOPE. To those who are single and feel like your day will never come, THERE IS HOPE. Why? Because He is faithful!
This Valentines... I am blessed! I'm reminded of God's promise for our marriage and how far this marriage has come in the last 4 years and smile because HE IS GOOD! If you know anyone struggling and hurting today, let them know you care and let them know how much you love them. If you know someone who has lost all hope... well, just tell them to come read our story and maybe they will see things a little differently. Never give up on what you love, because HE never gives up on you. :)
"Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love."
Corinthians 13: 8-13