Now that you’ve eaten the best chocolates out of your Valentine’s assortment and your Valentine’s flowers have started to fade, it’s a good time to remember that God’s love for us is enduring–it outlasts every “Hallmark holiday” and withstands all of our faults.
If you’ve been to a Christian wedding, you’ve probably heard these words from
1 Corinthians 13:
Love is patient;
Love is kind;
Love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude.
It does not insist on its own way;
It is not irritable or resentful;
It does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth.
It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never ends.
If you are disappointed that your partner did not give you “a Valentine’s Day to remember,” keep in mind that what really matters is that your love for each other goes deeper.
Love that will grow and endure is watered with kindness and patience, in soil that is fertilized with truth and hope and weeded of envy and self-importance. That kind of love will carry you through the trials and tribulations that life will bring your way, even if the road is not paved with diamonds or lined with roses.
God’s love never ends!