Food for Higher Thought

Jesus died on the cross for our sinsLove that is forever. Valentine’s Day brings many things to mind, from cards, flowers, and heart-shaped chocolates to quotations, poems, and that special song, that one song that you both call “our song.” There are handmade cards, breakfast prepared with love, or a special note hidden away to be found later. One thing that can be said about Valentine’s Day is that it brings us to SHOW love for others, to demonstrate, to tell, to share with others the love we have for them. We may not always be as forthcoming with our display of love the rest of the year, but on this day so very many express their love to those they love. And that is a good thing.

Real love is love that is given, for love is personal, true love touches a person’s heart as it is given from a heart that loves. True love is not withheld but is shown and shared, expressed and given to another. A hidden love is never all that love can truly be. True love is given. And in that giving of true love is a special hope that the same love will be given back.

We all have seen video clips of a young man getting on one knee to surprise a young lady with a marriage proposal. The young man, down on one knee, pops the question with a ring in his hand, love in his eyes, and hope in his voice. And then, for a moment, time almost seems to stand still... click here to continue.

HIGHER THOUGHTS: God’s word, the Bible, tells us, For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.(John 3:16) Read more about God's eternal love here or click on the HT Blog link above.

"But in your hearts regard Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared
to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you;" 1 Peter 3:15