Happy Saturday to you!

Valentine’s Day is only hours away. Many of you are preparing to celebrate the special persons in your life. Some of you are awaiting this weekend (and the pressure that comes with) to pass by. No matter what your relationship status is: love is for everyone. None of us can live our entire lives alone. Life is most meaningful when shared with others. Just as we need air to breathe and water for sustenance, love is also essential to our survival.

This weekend, take time to think of the persons who love you. Consider those who give their last to make sure your needs are met. Consider the people who care for you and support you through your highs and lows. Celebrate the people in your life who love you without conditions or stipulations. Celebrate them. Learn from them. If you are reading this post and you cannot think of a single person who loves you, know that there is one.

God loves you. When you're at your best and when you're at your worst, God’s love for you is steadfast. If you have no one to celebrate, know that you can celebrate God. God rejoices at your existence. He is filled with joy when you are doing well. He is filled with pain when you are hurt. He is uneasy when you are in dangerous situations. God is ready and willing to deliver you out of harm’s way and position you in a safe place.

This weekend, you have a reason to rejoice in love. You don’t need a bouquet of flowers, cards, or candy. You can simply bask in the fact that you are loved. Make sure you show love to someone who needs it. Love is not a physical touch. Love is not a material gift. Love is supernatural. Love is transformative. Love is accessible to each of us. That is something worthy of celebration.



1 John 4:7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is begotten of God, and knoweth God. 8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. 9 Herein was the love of God manifested in us, that God hath sent his only begotten Son into the world that we might live through him. 10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 12 No man hath beheld God at any time: if we love one another, God abideth in us, and his love is perfected in us: 13 hereby we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit. 14 And we have beheld and bear witness that the Father hath sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. 15 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God abideth in him, and he in God. 16 And we know and have believed the love which God hath in us. God is love; and he that abideth in love abideth in God, and God abideth in him. 17 Herein is love made perfect with us, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as he is, even so are we in this world. 18 There is no fear in love: but perfect love casteth out fear, because fear hath punishment; and he that feareth is not made perfect in love. 19 We love, because he first loved us. 20 If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, cannot love God whom he hath not seen. 21 And this commandment have we from him, that he who loveth God love his brother also.