Monday, February 13, 2012

Valentine's Day ~ A Day to Love

"He brought me out into a spacious place;
he rescued me because he delighted in me" 2 Samuel 22:20

Tomorrow is Valentine's Day. The day for lovers. And here I am, without a lover. What is a girl to do?

I have already made my decision. Valentine's Day is a day for love, and for most of my life, even though I have sought to show my love to others, I have also been most interested in how much love comes my way. Not this year, though.

This past year has been really difficult, and as a follower of Jesus I have had the absolute joy of seeing God's love for me in new and wonderful ways. He is a Father to the fatherless, a Husband to the husbandless, a Lover to those who need abundant amounts of love. I have no doubt that I have been rescued, but to think that God rescues me out of His delight in me! His Delight! How utterly and wildly amazing is that?!

I am not, by any stretch of the imagination, unloved. I am now, more than ever, surrounded by people who love me. It is as if God has matched every angry, hate-filled attack with a hundred offerings of love, support and encouragement. As Valentine's Day approaches, I find that there is no crevice for self-pity to creep into, no ledge for it to rest, no home for it in my heart.

Tomorrow is Valentine's Day. It is a day for love. My prayer, is that as one who the Lord has rescued out of sheer delight for my presence in His heart, I will spend tomorrow loving others as I am loved. I'm not even sure what that means, but God knows. I have asked God to give me opportunity after opportunity to show love to others, to delight in their presence in my life, to enjoy the people I meet.

I'm trusting God to fill in the details. I'm thinking chocolate will most likely be involved. I'm okay with that. :)


Jessica Snell said...

This is a lovely approach to the day. Your post made me smile.

Kelly said...

Thank you, Jessica!

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