I pray you will join me in sending a Valentine to the Lord today.... <3
It wasn't religion and a lecture that saved me.
It wasn't condemnation that won my heart.
I couldn't earn my way to be with You.
I wouldn't even know where to start.
I had heard of hell if You didn't save me.
But I didn't know how to be saved.
As a child I feared that it wouldn't happen for me.
As a child I didn't yet know about grace.
I watched the story of a Man on a cross.
I watched Him breathe His last, and His mother cried.
I couldn't stop the tears from flowing down my face.
I watched and couldn't understand why.
This led me to the door You knocked on that day.
I opened and allowed You in my heart.
I didn't have to earn my way to be with You.
You loved me into Your arms from the start.
This poem sheds a momentary glimpse on the beginning of my love story with the Lord. We each have our own to tell. I pray that you remember your first love in Him today...and that you rekindle the love and joy you felt then. His has never faded. His passion for you is the same as it was that day on the cross.
If you don't know the Lord, I pray that you open your heart to Him today. There is no greater love than a Man laying down His life for His friends. He did this for you.
He loves you with a love to which no Valentine can compare. Will you be His today?
Father, I want to be able to grasp how wide, how long, how high and how deep is Your love for me. I look at Jesus and I see Your love. Thank You. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
Ephesians 3:18, Romans 8:34-39