The ultimate Valentines gift, the ultimate gift EVER is Jesus Christ, a gift from our loving, heavenly Father.
I know that Valentines "stinks" for a lot of people. You may be alone - widowed, divorced, never wed. You may feel unloved. You maybe in a marriage that leaves you feeling alone and unloved.
Wherever you are in your life know this, YOU ARE LOVED! Your heavenly Father loves you so much that he sent his son, Jesus, to live the life of a man here on earth. While Jesus walked the earth he suffered, like you have suffered. He hungered, like you have hungered. He was rejected and persecuted. Finally he died (and rose again!) for your sins. Why? Because HE LOVES YOU!
God can fill you with love, hope, and peace....if you allow him.
John 3:16 For God so LOVED the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
Romans 5:8 ...but God shows his LOVE for us in that while we were just sinners, Christ dies for us.
Ephesians 2:4-5 But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great LOVE with which he LOVED us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ - by grace you have been saved!
John 4:9-11 In this the LOVE of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is LOVE, not that we have loved God but the HE LOVED US and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
This is only a very small fraction of the verses that can be found in the bible regarding God's love towards us...towards YOU! Don't believe me? Need to read more? Go to biblegateway.com, put "love" in the search box, and click search. In the New International Version of the bible there are 686 verses that include the word "love".
God loves you and doesn't want you to be alone. He wants to be part of your life. Let him.
May you be filled with Christ's love today!