Around the world, Valentine’s Day is known as the day for lovers. Today is the day that one is supposed to profess their love, or maybe just their strong like, for that special someone. But what if you don’t have a Valentine, if the girl at the desk beside you is smelling her roses, giggling on the phone on break, and choosing her favorite chocolates out of that giant heart box beside her computer? What if, like the popular Carrie Underwood lyrics, “Songs Like This,” you struggle with sweet revenge flowing off your lips toward that guy who did you wrong and broke your heart? What if you are married and the outsiders are looking into your home and they don’t know that your Valentine forgot all about making you feel special today? After all, when the rest of the culture is telling you that someone needs to make you feel number one, how dare he miss THAT ONE!
Everyone needs to feel special, to feel loved, to feel accepted and known for who they really are as a person. Far too often, we women waste our time searching for a man to make us feel like that. Even within the safety of a marriage, we ladies put unreasonable demands on our husbands, desiring that they be more romantic, more thoughtful, more kind, more compassionate, more and more and more. But when you and I turn to God’s Word and read, we find that the Book is the love story of God toward His greatest creation…man, or in our case, woman. The Bible shows from beginning to end that God sends this giant Valentine to His church. Within every word on every page, God speaks to you, “I love you…I love you…I love you.”
Psalm 139:17 states, “How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand; when I awake, I am still with You.”
The Lord is the Only One who thinks of you continually, who knows you perfectly, who loves you always with an everlasting an unconditional love. He loves you because He formed you. He is your Father. The only Man who has loved with perfection is the God-Man, Jesus Christ, the Son. He willingly sacrificed His very life for you and me. He bore the penalty of sin at Calvary. He lives that you and I may know that He loves us, that He is a husband to the church…to all of those who trust Him with their lives. He is a faithful groom to you and to me, to His bride, the church. He will never play the harlot; He will never leave you; He will never forsake you; He will never stop loving you. He proved His love for you, once and for all, on the cross.
So, today, if you meditate on “guys like him,” or focus on that feeling of loneliness, even when you are married or in a relationship, remember that Jesus is the only perfect “Valentine,” and He desires for you to read His love letter, the Bible. Single or married, He reminds you of His unfailing love toward you. May you and I be granted the ability to take captive those thoughts that lead to more sadness and loneliness and focus on the unending and unchanging love of Christ. And receiving the treasures of love and joy from the Lord, shouldn’t you and I turn our adoration and affections toward Jesus, who is worthy, giving thanks for Jesus as a perfect Valentine? Then, let us share that joy of being His with someone else who might have a sad or lonely heart today. Dear wives, like me, who are guilty of demanding “more,” won’t you be the one to show your husband how much you love Him from the abundance of Christ’s love shown to you?