We glamorize Valentine’s Day, pretending that everyone loves it, but do they? Lots of people don’t have a sweetheart or even a good friend to share the day with. Many a heart is broken from loss or loneliness. Why even God has been through that.
God saw that human evil was out of control. People thought evil, imagined evil—evil, evil, evil from morning to night. God was sorry that he had made the human race in the first place; it broke his heart. (Genesis 6:5-6, MSG)
If you are one of the disillusioned on February 14th, remember you are not alone. Why not send a card to another lonely soul and remind them that whether or not a ‘special’ sweetheart ever appears, somebody even more important loves you!
What marvelous love the Father has extended to us! Just look at it—we’re called children of God! That’s who we really are. (1 John 3:1a, MSG)
Prayer: Father God, we thank you for loving us in spite of your own broken heart. Amen
Brenda J Wood