A Day of Love

Valentine’s Day

We just celebrated Valentine’s Day.  It’s a day that often drives me crazy because so much emphasis is on one day to express your love.  The local roadside flower stand is busy.  Cars  are quickly pulling off the road to purchase flowers sitting in a bucket.  While the gesture is appreciated, I can’t help but feel the purchase to show one’s love is hollow, with little effort exerted. 


When we show love it shouldn’t be one day of giving a card or flowers.  Real love is so much more. Love takes time, nourishment,  tenderness and strength.  I feel loved when my husband reaches to hold my hand when going for a walk, changes the windshield wipers so I can safely drive,  leaves a love note, wipes away my tears when I’ve received bad news,  or a hundred other little things.  That to me is love.  Love nourished, cherished, and demonstrated.  Love is not just a bouquet of flowers given on Feb 14th.

Marriage Like Christ and the Church

Ephesians 5:28-29 , “…husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies.  No one ever hated their own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ also does the church, because we are members of His body. “   Ephesians 5:33 gives us the other part of the relationship, “and the wife must see to it that she respects her husband.”