To prepare for school Valentine’s Day celebrations, I decorated a shoe box and cut a slit in the lid to allow valentine greetings to be placed in the box. Then I wrote a valentine card to each classmate. On Valentine’s Day, my classmates exchanged the cards and then later, at home, I opened the box and read the notes. Sometimes friends would give conversation hearts and I always loved to eat those pink and red M & M’s. To be honest, candy and sweets were a big part of the Valentine’s celebration. But, at its heart, Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love.
Of course, the only perfect love is from God. The simple, yet powerful verse, “God is love” (I John 4:16) sums up the true meaning of love. Life with Christ is sweet because of His love, His greatness, His majesty and faithfulness.
Every day we should remember God's lovingkindness, generosity, and faithfulness because it is sweet to trust and rest in Jesus as Louise Stead said in her hymn – ‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus.