A Love Letter
I woke up this morning and walked to my desk. I looked down at a book with a letter in it and I proceeded to read it. No words can capture the breath escaping my body as I soaked up the letter written to me. You know the feeling you get when someone gives you compliments that knock your socks off…Your face lights up with a smile stretched so wide revealing all your facial features. The pit of your stomach dances with delight. The letter read:
“Dear Pat, I love you so deeply. Words fail to express my deep affection and devotion to you. Your beauty takes my breath away and no one else comes close to your uniqueness. You are simply fine, wonderfully brick house built, and I am so glad you are mine! Our marriage together and all that we endured over the years cause me to love you more.
Because I love you so much, I will continue being patient and kind with you, never resenting you for things you accomplish or possess. I desire the best for you. Even when we’ve disagreed and I proved to be right, no record or list of wins and losses exist. You are so special to me that it’s hard for anger to surface and if it does, the anger is short-lived.
I delight and rejoice in you and me and our union. I will always protect and defend you, Pat. I realize you have dreams and goals and I hope you know that I stand beside you in helping you accomplish the desires of your heart. Never doubt my love for you. Continue to believe in me and our love. Please know that you can completely trust me.
The vow I made to you ensures we remain together. Therefore, I persevere with you helping you overcome any difficulties you face. I promise never to fail you. I love you, Pat, more than you will ever realize… I love you to death. You remain mine forever.”
As I contemplated the words written on the page, I realized that I am truly blessed. This man’s expression of love for me resonated to every bone in my body. His declarations affirmed my worth and value. I nourished them by reading certain parts over and over again, to the point where I found myself falling in love all over again. My heart burst with delight because I knew I could totally rely on Him.
However, my husband did not write the love letter. Instead, it resides in the Bible—God’s love letter to us. He created me with a need for love, but without Him, love proves nonexistent, because Jesus is love. As much as my husband loves me, His love sometimes fails to do everything he promises. But everything Jesus promises to do, He can and will do it. As much as I trust my husband, I trust Jesus even more. As much as I love my husband, I love Jesus even more. He’s the only man that actually loved me to death…death upon the cross.
Jesus understands our need for love, which really translates into a desperate need for Him. So for Valentine’s Day, read His love letter to you. Specifically, may I suggest reading 1 Corinthians 13:4-8. I must warn you though, when you read it, be prepared to fall in love with Him all over again.
I don’t know about you, but instead of focusing on the flowers, candy, jewelry, or other tokens of temporary love, I will cherish His love letter to me. He gives eternal love and nothing separates me from it. Why? Simply…
Because I Am CUTE
“Love is patient, love is kind, and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails……” 1 Corinthians 13:4-8