Thursday, February 14, 2013

The Little Dog

English: A stuffed dog.
 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I was thinking this morning about the present I gave my husband for our first Valentine's Day thirty-six years ago.  It was a tiny stuffed dog just big enough to sit in the ashtray of his truck.  That little tricolor dog (I guess that was our first beagle,) sat there for years until it literally fell apart from exposure to the sun.

It made me think of how many people have received Valentine's Day gifts in the past that they can no longer remember.  Perhaps they can't even remember the people who gave them the gifts anymore!  The way we define love in this world, and especially in this culture, is so fleeting and so flippant, it's no wonder that people can't remember the names or faces of people they only recently professed to so adamantly adore.

There is One, however, who loves "with an everlasting love"

There is One who loves with a love so great, it will not only not die, it will never even wane.  There is One whose love purchased a gift of the highest price.

Our Lord loves us more than we can ever begin to imagine.  There is no love on this planet known to man that can begin to compare to the love He has for us.  And His love purchased our everlasing life at the price of His dear Son.

So no matter what Valentine's Day present does, or doesn't come your way today, you have been given a great gift by someone who has loved you, does love you, and will always love you more than anyone ever can love you. 

The Lord is giving you a gift today, and all you have to do is accept it by faith.  He loves you "with an everlasting love."

"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, 
that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, 
but have everlasting life.  
For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; 
but that the world through Him might be saved." 
John 3:16,17 

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