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A Valentine Message

I first posted this message 4 years ago, but it is timeless – – – and it is worth reposting as February 14th is tomorrow and we all are thinking seriously about the topic of LOVE, right?

What is TRUE love? And how do we exhibit it? How do we receive it? What is its origin? Poets have written of love for centuries. None resonates more perfectly to me than the words of love in the Bible, like Romans 12.

“Love must be sincere.

Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.

Be devoted to one another in brotherly love.

Honor one another above yourselves.

Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

Share with God’s people who are in need.

Practice hospitality.”

…. Romans 12:9-13

No better Valentine’s message of love ever has been written. To add to it, go to your Bible and read the next few verses, Romans 12:14-16 … and get caught up in the wonderful message of Jesus’ love!

Of course, the scripture that often is read at weddings is also one that must not be forgotten:

1 Corinthians 13:4-8
New International Version

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.

My blogging friend, Sue Dreamwalker, wrote today, “So, keep love in your hearts for each other and all living creatures.  And remember to love yourself…”
This was popular in the 50’s when I was growing up. It is one of my all-time favorites!

Love is more than just a game or two.
Two in love can make it…
Take my heart and please don’t break it!

Have a wonderful, love-filled Valentine’s Day!

Hugs to you and your loved ones,
JanBeek (& Bob, too)

Comments on: "A Valentine Message" (15)

  1. A beautiful way to start a Sunday.

  2. Thank you, Claudia.

  3. Happy Valentine’s day to you too Jan.

  4. Agreed! Romans pens it so well. Love is sincere. Love is kindness.
    Happy Valentine’s Day to you Jan.

  5. A wonderful post, Jan. Well worth reposting! Thank you.

  6. Dana Pulliam said:

    I so appreciate that you always include receiving as well as giving! Receiving love is a must in knowing true love. Hugs and happy Valentine’s Day to you and Bob!

  7. Love is the only eternal dance never ending and has no beginning: Lamiel BK Phiri
    Beautiful article my adorable Mom. Loving you always ❤️

  8. As many of your posts remind and encourage, love is a daily journey. It is worth it! Thank you Jan, and blessings to you and your remarkable husband.

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