My Valentine

This is a letter I wrote to encourage girls not to mope around on Valentine’s day…..

Dear Girls,

Last year I tried to send a similar letter like this.

This year I will try again.

You all know that Valentine’s day is just around the corner. You can tell by the huge pink and red candy aisle at Walmart. You see the huge teddy bears. You hear about friends’ plans to go out on the perfect date with their special someone.

You might feel that you are the only one not getting chocolates on Valentine’s day. You might put a brave face on it and say defiantly that you don’t need to have a guy to give you roses to make you feel loved, all the while you are aching inside for a guy to hold you and whisper in your ear, “I love you”.

Girls, I am in the same boat. I want the exact same things that you do. But ya know what. I think and feel that I have found someone better. Someone who will never ditch you. Someone who will always love you.

Have you guessed yet who I am talking about? Well if you have, don’t click out of this note. Please bear with me for a little bit. Just hear me out.

I think I have found the secret. The secret to enjoy Valentine’s day even though you don’t have a physical date.

That secret, that someone is Jesus Christ.

He is the date that wants to take you out this Valentine’s day. He wants to know your heart. He wants to protect you. He wants you to know that you are loved.

Last year I was ridiculed for saying that Jesus was my ultimate boyfriend. Well girls I am going to stand out and say it. Jesus is the ULTIMATE BOYFRIEND!

Actually he is more than a boyfriend. Boyfriends by our definition are not permanent. They will come and go like our hair styles. But Jesus is our bride groom.

Jesus loves you so much that he died for you!

What boyfriend would do that?

  Jesus did. He loved you so much that He left the wonderful relationship He had with His Father. He came down to us….us!!! He came to the filthy world full of famine and despair. He loved us that much. He loved us enough to come down and get covered in our filth. He lived our life. He felt our hurts. He knows what its like to be human. He knows our need for love. But He knew that we could never be his until blood was sacrificed. Someone had to pay for our awful black hearts.  So He died for you. He was beaten, slapped, called names, carried a heavy cross, died a sinners death and was rejected by God for you!

Would any human do that for you?

Would any boyfriend love you like that? Does anyone, for that matter love you like that?

I think not.

I want this Valentine’s Day to be different. It was different for me last year. Last year Jesus opened up my eyes to how much His love can reach. How much His love can truly satisfy. But I am still learning. I think it will take my whole life to grasp how much Jesus loves me. Even if I lived my whole life learning and reveling in Christ’s love, I doubt I would even get to so much a drop in the bucket of God’s love.

Will you pray with me that this Valentine’s day will be different?

Jesus wants you. All you have to do is believe. Just believe. (Romans 10: 13 for everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved)

Will you step out in faith with me?

Will you step off that huge cliff of your unbelief and rest in Jesus?

He will never fail you. He will never stop loving you. He promises that He can truly satisfy. Who else can say “I will never leave you or forsake you” and really keep that promise?

I can’t promise that Valentine’s day won’t be difficult for all us single gals but I propose a solution.

Spend time with Jesus this Valentine’s day. You might spend time with him every day already but set aside a special time with Him. Call it a Jesus date.

While you are on this date…..ask Him to show you His love. He won’t fail you.

“Because you are precious in my eyes and honored and I love you.”

Isaiah 43:4a