February 14 – Demonstrating True Love

“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” – Romans 5:8 (NASB)

Today is a day when people send messages to show their special feelings for each other. The celebration seems to focus mostly on couples in love, but actually it is a day set aside to show affection and love to anyone in our lives. Our children, our parents, our siblings and even our friends. So it is most appropriate today for us to think of the message of love that God has sent to us. There is no other love that surpasses it and it is poured out upon us without fee. God tells us of His love and showed us His love in sending His only begotten Son to the cross of as an ultimate act of God’s love for us. The cross was no surprise to God. It was a part of His plan, and the purpose was to love even to those who didn’t deserve it – that includes every person born after Adam. Let’s thank Him for providing the means to have our sins not just covered but expiated. On this Valentine’s Day, let His love be shown through our actions and words.

The origin of celebrating February 14 as a day of love and romance is conflated. Read here a short explanation from Smithsonian Institute sources.