Finding Real Love

I’ve polled my spam filter today and, not surprisingly, the majority of promotions whisked out of my In Box are from dating services asking me if I’m “ready to find Real Love” this Valentine’s Day.

The promoter of such hype and fluff is a couple months too late, or a couple months too early, depending on how you look at it.

The holidays that tell you about Real Love are Christmas – “His love is clearly demonstrated when the Word became flesh and dwelt among us (John 1:14) – and Good Friday, ”...then, while we were yet sinners, He died for us (Rom 5:8).

And unlike the worldly, sensuous version of Valentine’s Day real love, my Real Love won’t abandon, forsake, betray, or let me go. I know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, this love isn’t subjective, based on what I do or don’t do, say or don’t say, nor is it built on the vain and empty deceipt and philosophy of man. This Love is proven, standing the test of time, only asking for my faith – and even that is a free gift without ties, restrictions or demands. On days when my frame feels it can’t bear another burden, He is there reminding me to turn it over to him because “My yoke is easy and my burden is light”.

Matthew Henry sums it up best: “Worldly men burden themselves with fruitless cares for wealth and honours; the gay and the sensual labour in pursuit of pleasures; the slave of Satan and his own lusts, is the merest drudge on earth. Those who labour to establish their own righteousness also labour in vain. The convinced sinner is heavy-laden with guilt and terror; and the tempted and afflicted believer has labours and burdens. Christ invites all to come to him for rest to their souls. He alone gives this invitation; men come to him, when, feeling their guilt and misery, and believing his love and power to help, they seek him in fervent prayer. Thus it is the duty and interest of weary and heavy-laden sinners, to come to Jesus Christ. This is the gospel call; Whoever will, let him come.”

Find Real Love this Valentine’s Day in Jesus Christ.


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