Dear Lonely Heart,
I know this is the loneliest day of the year for you.
Your co-workers’ desks are littered with chocolate wrappers and every time a flower delivery comes through the door, your heart hurts just a little because you know that bouquet isn’t for you.
You know that you will spend the evening eating take-out with your only company being the latest sitcom and your lazy cat.
You dread going to work on Monday knowing that you will be regaled with tales of how the lovebirds in the office spent their romantic evenings.
While the rest of the world celebrates the loves of their lives, you feel so utterly alone.
First, let me tell you that it’s not all quite as romantic as the commercials make it seem. The restaurants are overcrowded, the flowers too expensive, and the chocolates? Well, the price of that box will be paid for by spending extra time at the gym for the next six months!
If that doesn’t bring you any comfort, then let this:
You are not alone.
You are deeply loved.
Someone gave you a gift far greater than roses, chocolates, or a night on the town.
His name is Jesus Christ.
If you are His, then you have a reason to celebrate today.
If you don’t know Him, you are invited to.
Just as you are.
Friend, if you don’t know Him, consider prayerfully inviting Him into your heart at this moment.
If you aren’t sure how or what to do, please contact me. I’d love to help you.
You can ask a trusted friend.
You can find a church to reach out to.
Start by praying to God and asking Him to reveal Himself to you.
Today is the day of salvation for you.
If you already know Christ, then don’t look at the things of the earth, but to the things of heaven. This world feels long and difficult, but the truth is that it is but a vapor compared to eternity.
Sure, you may not be anyone’s Valentine, but the God of the universe has written a love letter to you. Here is what He says about you.
“I will love you with an everlasting love.” (Jeremiah 31:3)
“I will rejoice over you with gladness. I will quiet you with My love. I will rejoice over you with singing.” (Zephaniah 3:17)
“I will never leave you or forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5)
Sure, your greasy take-out and lousy sitcom is no match for how others are spending their evenings, but don’t lose sight of your eternal gift in Christ.
It is Jesus who not only supplies all of our needs in Him, but who grants us a peace that the world cannot even begin to offer us.
You are loved, treasured, and adored far more than you could even begin to comprehend.
You are the apple of His eye and the depth of His love toward you is far greater and stretches far wider than you can even begin to imagine.
Jesus Christ came to this earth, hung on a cross, and died so that you might live in Him.
I know of no greater way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than pondering the depth of this truth.
Spend your lonely evening in the presence of the Almighty God.
Think of the story you’ll have to tell your co-workers!
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life.” ~John 3:16
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