Once again, we are in the season of love! This time last year, on Valentine’s Day, the business of love blossomed. It was in the air and in the shops and in the traffic! Corona was only in the papers and in international news then. We celebrated love uninhibited by the fear of the virus. And as usual, I tried to avoid getting caught in the traffic jam that usually accompanies the celebrations.
I suspect things might be different this year. I’m still waiting to see. I guess the will to celebrate is still very much alive. But will the same opportunities exist? Maybe or maybe not.
So, how are you celebrating? What do you have planned for Valentine’s Day. It’s a Sunday this year, so I expect that only the second half of the day will be busy, as people come back from church to make the celebrations either a lunch or dinner affair. Considering the next day is a Monday, those celebrations might not last too late into the night.
Anyway, let’s not forget what is most important. The fact that we are alive and well enough to celebrate. This year, it is more obvious that it is the love of God that has kept us. This year, we cannot underestimate the goodness of God towards us. How many of those who celebrated Valentine’s Day last year are still the same today? Some have died, some others have seen dear friends and family members taken by the virus. Definitely we are more aware of the privilege of being alive. At least, I am. And I know many people who are equally grateful for this privilege.
As we celebrate Valentine’s Day this year, let us remember, God so loved the world (and us personally) that He gave His only begotten Son, so that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. God is Love. And there’s no greater love than the love He is offering us. It is an always and forever love. An unconditional love that is not dependent on what we do or don’t do. It is an everlasting love. It is always available. And He stands ready to receive us into His family, once we accept His love. The opportunity to become a child of God remains open. Why not take Him up on the offer today? You will experience a love like no other.
Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!