Happy Belated Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day is all about love. Flowers, balloons, chocolates, and cards – all commercial love! But, ask Christians, “what does love look like?”.

In Matthew 22:37-38, it says, Jesus replied: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment.”

I quickly came to love this verse thinking, “I may not have much knowledge about God’s Word yet or let alone memorize it, but I love God, that I can do! He even says that is the greatest commandment!”

However, I started to worry about one thing. Loving God is easy for me now, but there may be a time and an occasion in the future that I find it difficult. What if a tragic event happens to me, I experience excruciating pain in my body, or I just suddenly start doubting God’s love? Will I be able to continue loving Him? I trust God, but I don’t trust myself for I know there are people who used to believe in Jesus for many years and in the end walked away from Him for some reason and stopped loving Him. What if I become one of them?

I find comfort in this verse 2 Corinthians 5:21 which says, God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

This verse blows my worry away and reassures me that I can depend on Him no matter what, even when I have doubts. Thank you, God for your love, for my highs and lows. I pray that I can share your love with my students, their parents, colleagues, and people around me. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.