The Perfect Valentine

valetine-cherubs Through all eternity
to thee
A joyful song I’ll raise,
For oh!
Eternity is too short
To utter all thy praise.
~ Joseph Addison

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“Our God Is A God Of Love”

“Our God Is A God of Love
Love Is His Greatest Gift To Us
Love Is Our Greatest Gift To Him
To Love is Eternal
To Love is Infinite

Love is indeed Heaven On Earth
For there is no Heaven without it
Blessed is a family where love abides
Blessed are the children who’s fondest memories
Are of such Love

Our God Is A God of Love
Love Is His Greatest Gift To Us
Love Is Our Greatest Gift To Him
To Love is Eternal
To Love is Infinite
Infinite…

I wish all you a very happy St. Valentine’s Day weekend. Although this holiday has sadly morphed into a commercial venture, it offers us an opportunity to express our love for others, and to contemplate God’s Love for us. For all intents and purposes, Our Savior Jesus Christ could be considered the greatest Valentine Gift the world has ever received.

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” – John 3:16

When we do something a little extra for those around us, we are also expressing our love for our Father in Heaven, and His daily gifts to us.

Sweetheart Cookies

Sweetheart Cookies

My mother-in-law loves traditions, and she always makes sure holidays are extra special. Every Valentine’s Day she sets to work making delicious heart-shaped sugar cookies which she lovingly decorates, and then carefully inscribes the name of each of her children and grandchildren on a personalized cookie. Her “sweetheart cookies” have become quite famous. It seems each year she has doubled and tripled the batch from the previous years. Her gift has not remained exclusive to her family, but extended to friends and neighbors, and even strangers. This has become a treasured tradition that we all look forward to. It’s not just the anticipation of eating such a mouthwatering treat, but the joy of receiving something so personal and which represents our mother’s effort, kindness and love for us individually. As she bestows her selfless service upon each small confectionery creation, she is performing an act which warms the soul, and cheers the heart. Perhaps in this case, even a cookie can represent something eternal and infinite.

Indeed, Mom exemplifies the Apostle Paul’s council:

“And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour”. - Ephesians 5:2

Let us seek to give the best Valentine gift’s all year long. We do this as we choose gifts which mirror the love of God. Pure, Selfless, Sincere. With “no strings attached”.

Perhaps there is no greater treasure, and no more perfect valentine than the profound simplicity of these three little words:

I Love You“. – MoSop

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