Dear friends, warmest greetings in the name of love. Today as we celebrate the power of love in all of it’s forms, let us never forget that the source of our love springs from God. It should not just be the gifts or arrangements that mark this day, but rather the joyous fact that we are loved and can love one another.
God’s love is the gift that brings us closer together. Today is not simply a commemoration of romance, but also a time to profess our God and all his creation. No matter what Love always finds a way, and I am here to remind you of this beautiful truth.
A Bouquet of Love: Romantic Couples
Many of you may associate me with romantic love, and indeed, the love between a couple is a special and precious bond. Love between two people is a gift from God, meant to bring joy, comfort and companionship. When love blossoms between a couple, it is a beautiful sight to see. Just as flowers grow in the fields, so does love grow in the hearts of those who cherish and nurture it.
But our relationships are not always smooth sailing and can be challenging at times. This is something that every couple will have to face together, and it is their calling to
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”– 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
With the grace of God, your love can withstand the storms of life and come out even more beautiful. Remember that love isn’t just about enjoying the good times, but also standing by each other and working things through in the difficult moments.
The Gift of Love for Others
“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”1 Corinthians 13:13
Love is a gift of God’s grace, and it is through love that we grow closer to our Lord and Savior. Love is not just a feeling, it is an action. It is an act of will, a decision to extend kindness and compassion to those around us.
In our daily lives, we are faced with countless opportunities to show love to others. We can offer a smile to a stranger, help someone in need or simply listen to a friend who is going through a difficult time. It is a two-way street because when we give love to others, we too are blessed and become better for it. When we show love to others, we not only bring joy to their lives, but we also bring joy to our own lives.
And it doesn’t just end there, for every kind deed creates a ripple effect that extends outwards. Never underestimate how the power of a simple act of kindness can transform lives. Love is a powerful and transformative force, and it is through love that we can change the world.
Today also presents a great opportunity for you as a beloved child of God to reach out to others around you and show them love in any way you can.
God’s Gift For Us: An Endless Devotion
And finally, on this special day let us not forget the steadfast love that God has granted to us. We are blessed and saved by because He chose to love us, in spite of all our faults and inequities.
“We love because he first loved us”– 1 John 4:19
Remember, dear friends, that God is the source of all love in the universe. Whilst we draw from his bank of everlasting love, let us not forget to also give back and offer our devotion for all the many blessings that we have received in our life.
Our love for God is the foundation of all other forms of love. It is through our love for God that we are able to show love to others. In Matthew 22:37, Jesus says, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.” This is the greatest commandment, and it is through our love for God that we can fulfill it.
Everything that we do is intertwined and when we display deep love for others, we are ultimately glorifying God’s name in the process. When we love God, we show our gratitude for all that He has done for us, and for all that He continues to do. Our love for God is a reflection of His love for us, and it is through this love that we can find peace, comfort and happiness.
So my dear friends, let us not forget the true meaning of love on this special day. Let us stay true to our divine calling and persevere, for our love will always find a way.
Prayer to St. Valentine
Dear Lord, I pray that you would continue to fill our hearts with love, the love that we give to each other, the love that we give to the world, and the love that we give to You. Help us to remember that love always finds a way, and that it is through love that we can bring joy and happiness to others. St. Valentine, Pray for Us. Amen 🙏