It’s that time of the year when stores are filled with Valentine decorations, big red heart boxes of chocolates and red roses by the dozens. It’s time when lovers give their sweethearts a token of their love.
However, why is this show of love, just one day? My husband was one to bring home my favorite treats a few times a week – just because he would see them in the store and know that I loved them. At different times of the year, would be different treats. Easter would be those extra sweet chocolate eggs with the white and yellow inside, fall would bring candy corn, etc. And he would always bring me a dark chocolate bar when he saw that I had finished the last one. I loved it. Not so much for the candy or flowers that he would come home with, just because – but because I knew I was on his heart and mind.
It’s the same with Jesus. We don’t have to wait for a huge blessing to come our way as an expression of His love for us. If we open our eyes and ears, we can see all the little blessings He gives us every day. What about that great parking spot so that you didn’t have to walk far in the rain? Or that beautiful day of sunshine when you had a special day planned! Even getting a coupon for that favorite store where you saw those jeans!
He even sends us special friends that become His hands and feet to bless us and do such nice things for us. Acts of kindness that go above and beyond what someone would normally do. I am so blessed to have friends that do these things. When I see them, I’m really looking at the heart of God.
Know that Jesus loves you and cares about you. Start looking at all the blessings that usually go unnoticed and know that with Jesus – every day is Valentine’s Day!
Happy Valentine’s Day!