Love is one of the most treasured gifts that we will ever receive. It breaks through language barriers and has the power to heal. Before we can truly feel the magnitude of its power, we have to first welcome it into our hearts.
God is love! When we allow Him to come into our hearts, He places His love in our hearts. It is so powerful that we can love our enemies and even pray for them. His love strengthens us and makes us want to share it with others. The love of God equips us to serve Him and teaches us how to love and serve others.
While it is wonderful to celebrate Valentine’s Day with our loved ones, it is also so important for us to remember where that amazing love originated from. God set this up so beautifully. The more love that we give, the more love that we receive.
Here are some of my favorite verses on love.
John 3:16 (KJV)
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
1 Corinthians 13:13 (KJV)
13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
1 John 4:7 (KJV)
7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
1 John 4:19 (KJV)
19 We love him, because he first loved us.
John 15:12-13 (KJV)
12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.
13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
Happy Valentine’s Day!