On the eve of Valentine’s Day I expect there will be a number of posts covering the big day of romance. Ever the oddball I’ll be touching on the subject but with a twist.
A day of flowers, candy and dinner at a favorite eatery will be popular choices but I am wondering… how do we show our love for that special person “The Next Pillow Over” the other 364 days of the year?
Do I think it is wrong to go all out one day of the year? No, of course not, but this cannot represent a major portion of expressed love for the year. Priority #1: Make sure every day is special.
The Perfect Example
There is a prerequisite we must cover before we continue. What does a special relationship consist of? Is there a perfect example to follow?
The scripture, on several occasions, depicts Jesus as a groom and we, the church, as his bride. What has Jesus done to show us his love? (An exhaustive list would bust my 500 word budget.)
Jesus laid down his royal robes and became flesh to come to our rescue. He never sought to be honored, he chose rather to serve. Ultimately Jesus laid down his life so that we might be free.
A Challenge Indeed
Guys, Jesus left us a challenge. Eph 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
God does not give us a command we cannot follow. Priority #2 Make sure that special lady “The Next Pillow Over” knows she is the one, and the only one, not on one day, but every day of the year.
The Big Objection
“I am not romantic”. If you are referring to dreamy, starry-eyed and quixotic then neither am I. Jesus, our example to follow, isn’t either. That didn’t stop him for showing us he would do anything to secure our safety and well-being.
Do you think Jesus proved his love for us? I certainly do. There is no question in my mind that Jesus loves me. This is exactly what that special lady “The Next Pillow Over” wants to know.
When we, on a daily basis, show our love then perhaps the 14th could become a day where we try to be a hopeless romantic. I think I can stand it for one day.
Ladies, I sure would appreciate your critique on this. If I am wrong I want to know. Why? Because I want my special someone “The Next Pillow Over” to know she is the one, and the only one every day of the year.