We start thinking about Valentines Day about this time. I remember growing up everyone would get roses on Valentines Day at school. It was a total let down if you didn’t get your name called to the office to pick up your flowers. You felt like such a reject. It is hard to not to feel let down when you want someone to care. As you get older and more mature you realize it is not the end of the world. Deep down in everyone there is the yearning for love. God places that inside of us for a reason. In Corinthians, “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” Know that God loves you and that he commands us to love others. When we do this we are abiding by his Word.
As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full. “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you. You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you. These things I command you, so that you will love one another. John 15:9-17