As Valentine's Day approaches, some of you will enact plans established several weeks ago, some of you will be surprised, some of you will groan, some of you will pretend not to care. But whether you're married, single, or widowed, we all want one thing--to be desired. We want to know that someone wants to spend time with us, wants to make us happy, wants to give to us.
For some of you, scanning your list will draw a blank; for that, I'm so very sorry. But even if that is the case, rest in the knowledge that there is One--one who has always loved you, always delighted in you, always wanted to spend time with you, and He's never stopped caring. He's not indifferent to you, apathetic or remote. He won't make excuses, ignore you, or let you take the lead. He's always seeking you, always loving you. And He knows we can't give Him anything in return. Our devotion is ever-weak in light of His faithfulness. And yet, it doesn't alter His love... not even a little.
For the LORD your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs." Zeph. 3:17
Pure love is a willingness to give without a thought of receiving anything in return. Peach Pilgrim.