John 3:16

For God so loved the world, that he sent his only begotten son, that whosoever shall believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

This scripture while the most well-known in the Bible is the most relevant not only on Valentine’s Day but appropriate for every day of our lives. The “love” Jesus speaks of is a “love” the world cannot comprehend. Godly “love” is a love without conditions, a love without end, or dependent on any conduct. Our worldly relationships go through periods of “hot and “cold” because of distance, life circumstances or the needs of the party at the time. Godly love or “agape” love doesn’t add the “if” or “but” after a phrase of adoration. Do you mean I have to love the guy who is the “human rain delay” during our Saturday golf round, the guy who “heavy foots” my putting line, and the guy who didn’t invite me for his annual golf trip to the coast? As hard as it may seem for us to keep our personal feelings of being forsaken in a given situation, we are commanded to love. This attribute is what separates Christians from the world. Love is also what our society today lacks. So remember tonight when your significant other is visibly upset because Valentine’s Day just isn’t your thing, tell him/her God loves you and I love you so “get over it”!

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