Yes, it’s Valentine’s Day again.
I really don’t care. A day doesn’t define who I am. I’m just glad to be alive for another day and I’m able to work and enjoy the nice weather we’re having here in Texas.
To some people though, it is a big deal. They go and buy roses galore, they have tons of chocolate and drink till they pass out.
But to the single person, it’s all a joke. At least it is to me. Why do people dedicate only one day for love? What about the other 364 days of the year?
It all makes no sense. Another thing that doesn’t make sense is when people make the whole month a “month of love“. What’s that? What about the other 11 months?
Love is an every day phenomenon.
Although yes, love has a lot of meanings.
You love your brother a different way than you love your spouse or your friend.
Philos love: Brotherly love. Love for a friend or family member. Something you feel for someone who is close to you.
Eros love: This kind of love is reserved for married couples. It is the kind of love that only they two can share. The attraction they have for each other.
Agape love: The best love of all. The kind of love that God has for us His children. The kind of love that God commands us to have towards one another. The unconditional love that we must show for each other no matter the circumstances.
Love is love, just like it says in 1 Corinthians 13.
4 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant 5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;[b] 6 it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. 7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.8 Love never ends.
I’m not going to get political, don’t search for that here. The love God has for us and the love we should have for each other is not the kind of love you find out in the world.
Love has been abused and the word love has been overused. Love, for the most part, is seen as a door for other things. “Many times, the world’s idea of love is to love those who can further your career or those from whom you can get something that you need. This is not a godly love.”
I have been told many times that I am loved. People come to the store where I work to tell me they love me. Maybe to them it’s Eros love but to me it’s totally the opposite. Maybe not love at all because I totally do not know them!
But see, the world sees love and sex as equals.
Love is complete acceptance of the other person. It’s not only sexual desire but desire to understand the person and care for them. Love is completely unconditional. There are no conditions in love. There is no “if you give me something, i will love you” or “here is some money, you must love me”. Love is totally selfless. Love gives of itself. Love embraces. Love cherishes. Love doesn’t hurt you.
Valentine’s day is not the day of love. Do you really want to know when the day of love is? The day Christ Jesus stretched out His arms and died, for you.
You might be single today, but remember this, you are not lonely. The more we seek God, the more He gives meaning to our lives. You don’t feel lonely because His presence is invigorating. You enjoy the day because He has given you the peace and love that you need. It’s beyond comprehension.
Gotta go, my foot really is tingling.
1 John 4:16
So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.