So Valentine's day was yesterday and all around us we see LOVE and what we should be buying or doing people that we love. It's all good that we should care about and love others, but there was one who cared so much for you that He gave you a gift that would stand above them all.
I'm talking about God's gift of His son. God sent Jesus, His one and only son, down to Earth to forgive us and to show us how to live.
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him." -John 3:16-17
So when we think of Valentine's Day and all of the lovey gooey that is associated with this, let's remember the ultimate act of love that God sent His son down to die on a cross to forgive us.
"Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends." -John 15:13
This free gift is for everyone who asks God for forgiveness and accepts it.
So when the world is telling us how to buy your crush's heart, remember that the best gift of love came at the highest price, but is freely given.
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