What Love Is

Well, today is Valentine’s Day. I don’t have a serious boyfriend, or any boyfriend for that matter, so I’m not spending my Valentine’s in a fancy, dimly lit restaurant like many others will be. I won’t have a dozen roses sent to me by the love of my life.

I have enjoyed spending nights on Pinterest and making Wal-Mart runs with roommates who are working round the clock to find and make the perfect gift for their loved ones…you know who you are!

I haven’t started my Valentine’s yet (am I too old for that?) but I have been Googling Valentine’s poems for my preschool lessons and came across this good one:

God’s Valentine Gift
God’s Valentine gift of love to us
Was not a bunch of flowers;
It wasn’t candy, or a book
To while away the hours.
His gift was to become a man,
So He could freely give
His sacrificial love for us,
So you and I could live.
He gave us sweet salvation, and
Instruction, good and true–
To love our friends and enemies
And love our Savior, too.
So as we give our Valentines,
Let’s thank our Lord and King;
The reason we have love to give
Is that He gave everything.
By Joanna Fuchs

My love life right now consists of seeing the little things God has provided. For me love is seeing God’s amazing handiwork through a beautiful pink sunset. Love is knowing you are being prayed for every day. Love is receiving prayer requests and getting on my knees to pray. Love is remembering a wonderful grandfather. Love is spending time with friends. Love is sleeping in. Love is skyping with my sister. Love is spending time with preschoolers. Love is knowing that I am right where I’m supposed to be because God has orchestrated my life down to the second. That’s what love is for me.

“The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will take great delight in you; he will quiet you by his love; he will rejoice over you with loud singing.”
~ Zephaniah 3:17

Rachel Mulder, Columnist

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