Song of Solomon 4:7
You are altogether beautiful, my love;
there is no flaw in you.
Big money maker for flower shops, restaurants and Hallmark.
Valentine's Day is when your better half is supposed to acknowledge their unending love for you.
But what if you don't get a flower, a card or even a candlelight dinner?
What if you are single and you don't have a significant other that will express their love to you?
What if you're the only one at work that won't be surprised by a dozen red roses delivered to your desk?
So many women feel very lonely and left out on this day.
Ignored, shunned and down right forgotten.
Whether they have a ring on their finger or hopes of having one someday, women feel as if they are not good enough. All because the world says that on this one day of the year, you need to be lavished with gifts wrapped in red paper and a teddy bear that says I Love You across its chest or you are nothing.
But what if we really believed that there is Someone crazy in love with us?
Not just on February 14th, but since before we were born?
One that expressed His love for us in such a deep way, that no store bought gift can compare to its value of sacrifice.
What if we really believed that a King, A KING is enthralled by our beauty?
What if on this day of expected love we really believed that this King has plans for us?
Great plans that doesn't include one forced night of romance, but 365 days of wooing us with His passion for us?
Now don't get me wrong here, I'm a woman that longs for this stuff to happen on the 14th of February like the next woman, but how much self worth do I invest in this man made holiday?
Is the way I feel about myself altered if Gene doesn't sweep me off my feet?
Do I feel worthless if Gene doesn't meet my expectations?
With the aisles of stores being splashed with hearts and candy the day after Christmas, it easily can be that way. It's hard to ignore that many women will be spoiled on Sunday. I can go to bed on Sunday night feeling unloved, uncared for and unappreciated OR I can choose to rest in the fact that Jesus Christ loves me more than Gene is ever capable of loving me.
There are many single women who will wake up Sunday morning with depression weighing heavily on their hearts. Many women who want to wait for Mr. Right to come along, but in the midst of their waiting become willing to give themselves away for a cheap box of chocolates. Chocolates that will melt away as fast as their self esteem. Just so they aren't alone on this day.
But what if this year was different and she really believed she is worthy of a King's love?
That she is worth the wait.
Even if that means falling asleep alone?
What if she gets in between her sheets Sunday night with a smile on her face because she knows that it is the angels, not the devil doing a victory dance over her choice to let Christ be her Valentine?
If you have asked Jesus Christ into your life then your heart is already taken.
You are spoken for.
You have the Ultimate Lover.
Not just on Valentine's Day, but every day.
You have a Valentine that didn't capture you by shooting an arrow through your heart, but instead, because He let soldiers drive nails through His hands and feet. For you.
Because He really believed you are worth dying for.
I don't know if Valentine's Day is a day that makes you feel unworthy and unloved, but if it has in the past why not look at it through a different lens this year? Instead of dreading it, expect much this Sunday. Expect to be shown a unique love from the only One that knows how to fill the empty holes of your heart to overflowing. Expect to be amazed and made to feel special and chosen because you are. Because the Son of God thinks that you are worthy enough to come to earth with one purpose: to give His life for yours.
He loves you and wants you to know it.
Author Shannon Ethridge puts it best in her book I'm currently reading, Completely His, when she said this:
"We are incomplete, imperfect, and impatiently craving that which our souls cannot find apart from an intimate relationship with our loving God".
So this Sunday, let Him be the lover of your soul.
Let Jesus romance you in a way you never thought possible.
I bet if you allow yourself to be loved on by your King, the two of you will look a lot like this...
I happen to capture this sweet moment between our grand babies,
Juliana and Amiyah.
A great visual of