So there is only four days till Valentines.
The words on the brain are usually; LOVE, flowers, candy, hearts, Valentines etc.
Valentines are given to people to show how much someone cares about someone. They show their love.
Every year someone in the world goes above and beyond to prove how much they love that person. With flowers, hearts, balloons, candy, etc.
But even though they try to say “I love you more than anyone”, or “True love” (you are going to hear this ALOT), this isn’t true. Because someone does love you more THAN anyone. Someone’s love is truer, Jesus’ is.
All the love in the world times 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (get my point?) is how much more Jesus loves you. It’s amazing to think of really HOW MUCH LOVE he has for us. For every single person in the world who has ever breathed.
He loved us SO much he sent his perfect son into a sinful world as a baby. He grew up, taught and preached, healed and performed miracles, then the PERFECT son of GOD died on the cross with nails driven into his hands and feet. He had lashes on his back, a crown of thorns on his head, and the PERFECT lamb of God still took the sin that we carry on our backs. He lifted that “sack” of sin off of us and took it on him. Then he died, was buried, and 3 days later rose again. And he has made the one and only way to have our sins forgiven. By believing in him, so we won’t have to go to Hell. Because of our sin, we deserve Hell, but Jesus loved us so much he made a way where we won’t have to go. He paid our punishment for us.
Now how many of you know someone who would die for you? (*cricket, cricket*)
I don’t know anybody. I know my family loves me so much, but none would do what Jesus did. None could. None would.
Romans 5:8 But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life
Romans 8:1-4 There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.
John 15:9- 13 As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full. “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.
1 Corinthians 13:13 So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
1 John 4:16 So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.
1 John 4:19
We love because he first loved us.
We couldn’t love if Jesus didn’t love us first.
Jesus IS THE definition of love.
It’s all thanks to Jesus that we love our family, pets, friends, spouses.
This Valentines Day thank Jesus for his love for you.
He is the real Valentine: