What Real Love Looks Like
I've never been one to get real emotionally attached to that day, but I do, however, love to receive expressions of love then and all other 364 days following.
So what does real love look like? Is it a piece of paper that has the words, "I love you" scrawled on it, or is it a kind gesture, gentle smile or unselfish act? The answer is "YES!" All of these and more. If we turn to the source of true love, we find these words in 1 Corinthians 13:1-7:
God gave us complete instructions on love and how to treat others. Jesus embodied true love as He left His heavenly throne and came to earth to walk among us, healing the sick, encouraging the downtrodden and ministering to the unfortunate. Yet, the weight of it all was realized the moment He gave Himself up for each of us on the cross, taking our punishment and paying our penalty. That, my friends, was true love.
This Valentine's Day as you select a card, a gift or some token of appreciation and love, remember that true love only comes through a relationship with Christ. It is God's desire that we in turn journey this life with eyes off self, hearts attuned to others' needs and a heart full of love and kindness for all those who cross our path.
God bless and may His love ever shine about you.