“Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13
“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8
The Hallmark world of cards could never pen such love as expressed by God’s Word. Cover to cover, God’s love is not only declared, but demonstrated through patience, kindness, goodness, mercy, grace, and the ultimate sacrifice of life.
However, to my joy and surprise, I was blessed to find the depth and breadth of God’s love wonderfully expressed in a Dayspring card my mom just sent me for Valentine’s Day. It encapsulates the message of God’s love in a beautiful and poetic way:
A Valentine may play a love song for you, but God sings you the sweetest love song in the universe.
“The Lord you God..will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.” Zephaniah 3:17
A Valentine may give you flowers, but God sent you the most beautiful rose of all, Jesus.
“I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valley.” Song of Songs 2:1
A Valentine may take you out to dinner, but God has invited you to the most amazing feast ever given.
“Blessed are those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb.” Revelation 19:9
A Valentine may bring you chocolate, but God provides you with something even sweeter, His Word.
“How sweet are you words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth.” Psalm 119: 103
A Valentine may be far away, but God is always with you.
“I am with you always.” Matthew 28:20
A Valentine may give you something, but God has given you Everything.
“God..gives us richly all things to enjoy.” I Timothy 6:17
A Valentine may love you for a lifetime, but God loved you before you were born, and will love you for all eternity!
“Yes I have loved you with an everlasting love..with lovingkindness I have drawn you.” Jeremiah 31:3
I’ve added a Love Song to the Lord in the music box today, by Third Day. This song compares the empty promises people make in the name of love, to the vast promises the Lord has fulfilled…because He loves us. There IS no greater love…