Saturday, January 30, 2016

Be My Valentine

It is almost time for one of my favorite holidays — Valentine Day. It is a very special day because it is a time when we tell our friends, family members, and sweethearts how much we love them. There are many ways to tell that special someone how much we love them.  It is always sweet to say it with chocolate. One of the most popular ways is to give your sweetheart a Valentine card.

Valentine cards may be sweet or they may be funny. They may be warm and friendly, or they may be very romantic. I always spend a lot of time choosing a card for my wife because I want  her just how much I love her. I know that my wife likes to hear me say I love her, but do you know what she likes even more? She likes for me to show her how much I love her. One day I asked my wife to make a list of things that I could do to show her that I love her. This is what she wrote:
  • hold me
  • kiss me
  • hold my hand
  • spend time with me
  • take me out to eat
  • take me out to a movie
  • help me with the housework
  • wash the dishes
  • send me flowers.
Sure, my wife likes for me to tell her I love her -- but she likes it even more when I show her.

Do you think Jesus likes to hear us tell him how much we love him? I am sure that he does, but I think he likes it even more when we show him how much we love him. How do we do that? Well, you know that list my wife made? Jesus made a list too! The list that he made can be found right here in the Bible. Jesus said, "If you love me, you will keep my commandments." (John 14:15)  If we want to show Jesus how much we love him, we will read his Word and do what he told us to do. When you tell Jesus you love him, remember that he likes it even more when you show him — by keeping his commandments.