Poet Robert Frost wrote, "Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired." There is a longing deep within us to love and be loved. This week, the floral, greeting card and candy industries will profit greatly from our desire to express our love to that special someone in our lives. Hi, I'm Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message.
How do you say, "I love you!" One man turned to his wife of 25 years and asked, "Is it alright if I take you out for a hamburger for Valentine's Day?" "Certainly," she replied, "as long as that hamburger is in Hawaii." A gift of love requires thought, effort, and sacrifice to be appreciated. Extravagant or simple, it is the heartfelt motivation behind the gift that makes it meaningful.
What motivates your gifts of love?
One of the more recognizable passages of Scripture begins with these words, "For God so loved the world that He gave... " God didn't express his love with candy or flowers, but his extravagant and heartfelt gift excels all others. God's love bridges the gap between us and him and is shaped like a cross. That's love at its greatest.