It’s Thursday. Which used to be my least favorite day. But somehow that changed and now it’s just like any other day.
Except that this particular Thursday is Valentine’s Day.
A day of love.
I won’t tell you stories from the past, of how I used to steal my sister’s Valentine’s candy or how my daddy always sends me expensive flowers on this day with a sweet card or about the very first Valentine’s Day that Travis and I had (he got me a Taebo DVD set. I got him nothing.)
Today, I just want to tell you that you are loved.
By your parents.
By your friends.
By your children.
By your husband/boyfriend/significant other.
And by me.
I see something in each of you that you might not see about yourselves. I see hope. I have hope. Now, I believe that without a doubt you will fail. That you’ll be hurt. That you’ll be disappointed and scared and sad. That you’ll cry.
But above all of that, I believe that you’ll be LOVED. That you are already loved. I don’t know this because I know you personally. I know this because it is written in a book I believe to be true. And if that weren’t enough, I see signs of God’s love all around. Every single place I look.
I have loved you with an everlasting love. Jeremiah 31:3
Surely He loves you. Surely He won’t abandon you. Surely He has a plan, plans to prosper you. He just loves you too much.
Of this I’m sure. 100%.
You take my advice about which products to buy, which protein powders are the best and which sneakers hold up. Please trust me on this one too.
Today, you are loved.
What a good day it is! Happy Valentine’s Day.
QUESTION: Do you celebrate V-Day? How do you feel loved?