February 14, 2021
Some people don’t know that Valentine’s Day began as a Christian holiday to honor Saint Valentine, a clergyman and martyr who ministered to persecuted Christians. The day later became associated with a day focused on love, including romantic love. Jesus has been likened to a martyr. But in actuality, Jesus, God in the flesh, knew exactly what was going to happen to Him from the very beginning. It was the plan of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit for Jesus to be a human sacrifice for the sins of mankind. Whereas St. Valentine showed love and sacrificed his life for Christians, because of God’s love for everyone in the world, He gave His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ. What Love. No greater love exists than this. Jesus died just as much for those who didn’t love Him as for those who did. Whatever love you are in need of today, God is Love and can and will fulfill any and all of your needs. He desires to be your ultimate Love, as He has already claimed you as His.
Dear Father God,
Thank You Lord for being the God of Love. Lord You are Love and all things lovely. Your sacrifice of love for me and all of mankind overwhelms me. Your great unparallel love ignites me to be the best person that I can be so that I can please You and hear You say those sweet, sweet words, “Well done my good and faithful servant”. Your amazing love is the ultimate love and I cherish it with all of my heart, mind, body, soul, and spirit. May someone today who is in need of love, come to know Your undying love for them and may those who know Your miraculous love, come to experience it on an even deeper level, as never before. Lord, romance our hearts today and forever more with your dynamic, unfailing love. I love You Lord. You are my Ultimate Love.
In Jesus name I pray,
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.
But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy
mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.
Copyright © 2020 Dr. Lou Ella V. Taylor PhD, CNS, RN