Share God’s Love on Valentine’s Day!

John-3-16Over the Christmas break I had the privilege of visiting one of our senior veteran missionaries who lives in an assisted living home in Florida. While walking through the halls with Miss Anne we stopped to visit one of her dear friends with whom she visits weekly and sometimes daily to talk to. You see, her friend can no longer communicate in an audible voice but she can communicate with her eyes.

Her eyes light up when Miss Anne entered the room and said hello. They light up again when Miss Anne assured her of God’s love through John 3:16 and of His promise of being our great shepherd as she recited Psalm 23. What a heart of compassion Miss Anne has for this dear friend and for many of the other patients at the home. What an attitude of gratitude she has toward her Savior.

Attitudes of the heart should point in three directions. Her first heart attitude is directed upward to God by her desire to know God’s will and do it; then outward to others by her desire to see others come to know Christ as their Savior; and inwardly toward herself as she sees herself as a child of God and counts on her father for everything. Oh God please give me a compassionate heart and an attitude of gratitude!

With Valentines Day fast approaching it is a reminder to me to share God’s love with my family and friends. One way to share His love is to share God’s Valentine to us (John 3:16). I love the way Max Lucado describes John 3:16 in his book “3:16 The Numbers of Hope”. He says, “A twenty-six word parade of hope: beginning with God, ending with life, and urging us to do the same.”

John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His ONE and ONLY SON. Why? So that none will perish and that all can have eternal LIFE! This Valentine’s Day share John 3:16 with loved one. God’s Valentine To Us!

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