'Love isn't something you find. Love is something that finds you.' Loretta Young
Yesterday (Feb 14th) was St. Valentine's Day. Some may say it's a whole load of hype but if you take away all the trimmings, you are left with that precious gift called love. Valentine's Day is not just limited to romantic love. It is a day that celebrates every moment of love. If we say God is love then every moment of love brings with it an energy and uniqueness that can't be found anywhere else. It is we ourselves who do our best to limit the effects of love.
Life knocks us and hurts us from time to time and we retreat into our hiding places. But love invites us back out of our darkness and uncertainties. Like many gifts that are given to us each day we tend to take love for granted. But tomorrow at least is one day when we realize just how lucky we are to have love in our lives.
We thank God for that someone special in our lives. We all fall well short in living up to be the perfect husband, wife, partner, friend, carer or whatever word best sums up our situation. But we make an honest effort in bringing the best out of the person who means the world to us.
On Valentine's Day we say thank you for the great blessings that genuine love can bring. For some it is a sad day because that someone special may have died or may just not be there. We remember them too today. We also remember how true love always has its roots in God. We celebrate on St Valentine's Day God's unique love for us.
We are valuable and special because God loves us and nothing or no person can ever take that from any of us. Last Friday we marked the date 12 02 2021. When you read it backwards it is the very same date. This is so rare and unique. Another reminder just how unique, rare and special you are. Happy Valentine's Day!