Happy Valentine’s Day!
My wife and I celebrated a little bit earlier in the week. We attended a Comedy Night sponsored by Focus on the Family. Leland Klassen is one of my favourite comedians and he did not disappoint.
I still remember the day I gave my heart to Jesus, still one of my favourite memories when it comes to matters of the heart. He promised to be with me always, to never leave me, to guide me and lead me in my life and for His purposes.
Those moments I experienced were usually not as intense as when the children of Israel were crossing the desert, however, His peace was just as reassuring.
No matter where the people traveled, the Lord was with them. Each day his cloud was over the tent, and each night a fire could be seen in the cloud. – Exodus 40:38 CEV
There is something about giving my heart to Jesus that changed quite a few things in my life – but today I will tell you two of them.
First, there was a change in me from how I viewed life. I was a mean kid, made my older brother mad and made my younger brother cry. I was a bully at school. Love has a way of reaching into an angry heart and soothing it. Jesus gave me eyes like His and I saw things differently and saw the needs of others more clearly.
Secondly, I noticed I was different from others and others noticed I was different than them. Often people would come up to me and ask me how I stayed happy even when they could see the world against me. I would gladly tell them of Jesus.
You loved justice
and hated evil,
and so I, your God,
have chosen you.
I appointed you
and made you happier
than any of your friends. – Hebrews 1:9 CEV
It is my prayer today, that as we celebrate with the one we love, that we remember the One who loved us first. I have found my love for Him is an incredible foundation and reservoir of love for me to give away.
Father, thank you for loving so much and giving so much love that when You asked me to love I had more than enough to give away. I do thank you so much for my wife. I love her more than any other person and am so happy that she is part of my life. Today, as I take a moment to remember the day You became the holder of my heart, my love for You knows no bounds. How often the English language fails me in expressing my love for You.