Love reaches out. The story of the Gospel is the greatest love story ever told; the greatest reaching love that we could imagine was God reaching through history and redeeming us today. It is a love that still reaches even today. It is a love we could never deserve and could never repay. And it’s a love that we are to share with everyone we meet, and especially with those who are nearest us. One person put it this way:
I’d tuck you in more tightly and pray your soul to keep.
If I knew it was the last time I’d see you out the door,
I’d hug and kiss you one more time and call you back for more.
If I knew it was the last time I’d get to share your day.
I know that I’d make certain it didn’t slip away.
We assume we’ll have tomorrow to correct an oversight.
That we’ll always have another chance to make everything all right.
That there will always be another day to say that I love you.
There will always be another chance to ask, “What can I do?”
But just in case I might be wrong and today is all I get
I want to say that I love you so that you will not forget.
Tomorrow is not promised that we’ll see another night.
Today could be my last chance to love and hold you tight.
Instead of waiting for tomorrow, show your love somehow.
For if tomorrow never comes you’ll wish you’d done it now.
That you didn’t take the extra time for a smile, a hug, or a kiss
Instead you were busy, too busy for the one that you now miss.
Hold your loved one close today and whisper in their ear
Tell them that you love them and why you hold them dear
Say “I’m sorry, please forgive me, you’re the best, it’s ok”
So if tomorrow never comes you’ll not regret today.
Today is Valentine’s Day. Find someone who needs to know you love them… and tell them so. And if you think nobody loves you, read this love note:
“For God so loved the WORLD that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in HIM would not perish, but have everlasting love.”
FOR REFLECTION: Who in your world today needs to know that God loves them? Would you be the one to tell them?