Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Happy Valentine's Day

"In my anguish I cried to the LORD, and He answered by setting me free. The LORD is with me; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?" Psalm 118:5-6

We all prayed in anguish yesterday and still even today, ever since Millie had her collapse. Once again, I was faced with the healing question and once again I am instructed in my heart, "... my ways are not your ways, ... my thoughts are not your thoughts." Once again, I prayed the LORD's prayer, "Thy will be done on Earth, as it is in Heaven."

It's Valentine's day today. A day when hearts are celebrated. If you are fortunate enough to have a thriving relationship this day is meant for you, for us. It is a day that is hard for some, those that don't have a loving relationship. Some stand in the shadows, smiling for us. I can't help but empathize with their hearts and wonder if they are not "happy." So it goes for another Valentine's day for me.

My sweetheart brought home these beautiful flowers yesterday. He cut their bottoms and I arranged them in this beautiful vase. My daughter Kim and her husband Tony gave it to us for Christmas this year. The roses smell so wonderful now. I am saddened to realize that already their gorgeous lives have begun to decay.

Things decay in this world. Our health decays everyday. Some faster than others, but we all are in this race to the end. For me, this is where Christ comes into the picture. Yes, this world decays but "He answered by setting me free." He has set us free from eternal decay. What a wonderful Valentine's gift from His heart to our hearts. The greatest Valentine gift, it's His love for us all which in the end... sets us free from eternal death. I am so thankful.

I hope you all have a great day making it a great day for your Valentine, and for all those that brush elbows with you.

Valentine's are for everyone, not just the 'in love crowd' --- Jesus made sure of that when He gave His life to secure an eternal life for ours.

"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should have everlasting life."

Thank you, Jesus Christ, for the greatest Valentine.

I have not heard from Adam yet today. I assume that he is busy returning his daughter Doris to her family in Oregon.

Day 50 --- Happy Valentine's Day Dear Millie, rest as long as you need to, we are backing you up in prayer. May God bless you and your whole family today with the deep heart comforts that only He gives. I love you ((((((Ahka)))))).

1 comment:

scribbit said...

Here's hoping for her speedy recovery.