Valentine’s Day is a day where love is shown, but everyday should be a day we show our love. Love should not be saved for special days. It should be something we do all the time, without thinking and without expecting something in return.
1 Corinthians 13 is scripture that is referenced to when talking about love. I grew up knowing it was the “Love Chapter” and my mom made me memorize it. I want you to re-read the verses and replace your name where the word “Love” is. Can you say you really know how to love?
3-7 If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don’t love, I’ve gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love.
Love never gives up. Love cares more for others than for self. Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have. Love doesn’t strut, Doesn’t have a swelled head, Doesn’t force itself on others, Isn’t always “me first,” Doesn’t fly off the handle, Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others, Doesn’t revel when others grovel, Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth, Puts up with anything, Trusts God always, Always looks for the best, Never looks back, But keeps going to the end. (The Message)
True love only comes from God. He is the one who loves unconditionally. He loves us unconditionally. If we are following God and learning His ways, we should also strive to love unconditionally. Love is shown in many different ways: a smile, touch, hug, candy, flowers, dinner, phone call, note, letter, text, voicemail, time, etc. Let someone know how much you love them today, because you are not promised tomorrow.