Herein is love || A Post-Valentine’s Day Post ;)

 

“Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.”
1 John 4:10

Herin is love! :) Pause, reflect, rejoice. “Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee.” What an awesome God we serve! I have been reflecting on the word love the last month or so. I am constantly going back to 1 Cor 13 and reciting what exactly love is and what it really isn’t. “LOVE suffereth long, and is kind; love envieth not; love vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,  doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.  {a favorite>>}LOVE NEVER FAILS”! :) Then I am reminded of Colossians 3:14 where we are commanded to “above ALL THESE THINGS put on LOVE, which is the bond of perfectness.”  The bond of perfection…. :) Quite a title, isn’t it?! Love is not a fleeting feeling, it’s not conditional, love is an action and it does not fail. God’s love is faithful, steadfast, unfailing, rich, pure, unmeasurable, and strong. Jesus Christ set the perfect example of greatest love by laying down His own life for you and me. Herin is love! We have so much to celebrated ever single day, don’t we?!

I have been asked by half a dozen little people where my Valentine’s Day post is. So, here I am! :) I just happen to have a thing for “hallmark holidays” especially Valentine’s Day. (;   And with so many younger siblings, it tends to be an extremely festive day at my house filled with lots of chocolates, varying shades of pink or red, and all things hearts! The little people{and older siblings/parents} blessed me way beyond what I could ever deserve today{as they always do}. I was showered with cute little valentines all day long receiving 3 delicious heart suckers{thank you Bekah }, 3 reeces hearts & smarties{thanks Ruth}, a paper snake{thanks Abel!;)}, & lots of hugs{thanks to Emmi & Bekah}. Micah made mini donuts for breakfast, Lydia made her special “Texas turtle” chocolates, and my Dad & Mom took all the ladies out on our annual Valentine’s Day Dinner. It was delicious! I truly am blessed! The kids had their yearly Valentine’s Day school Pizza party with my Mom and, though I was working, I was able to take a break for a few pictures of their fun…. It is said a picture is worth a thousand words so how about I stop talking and give y’all a million and ten words via pictures? ;)  Happy Valentine’s Day y’all ❥

“Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal.”
1 Cor 13:1

And a song requested by Ruth. :) Just for you, Ruthie! Enjoy ;) ♥

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“And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”
1 Cor 13:13

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"Come now, and let us reason together," says the Lord, "Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool. If you are willing and obedient you shall eat the good of the land; but if you refuse and rebel, you shall be devoured by the sword"; for the mouth of the Lord has spoken." Isaiah 1:18-20

4 thoughts on “Herein is love || A Post-Valentine’s Day Post ;)

  1. Amen – God’s love is so beyond our comprehension – what a joy to be HIS! Loved your Valentine’s pictures. It looks like you all had a fun, blessed day together.

  2. I was wondering if you were going to put together a valentine’s day post! I am happy you did. I really enjoyed reading through your post. Thank you for the encouraging scriptures and the fun pictures you shared.

    Those doughnuts and Texas turtles look AMAZING. Your cards are really cute. Your parents are just so sweet together!

    So glad you shared your valentines celebrations with us!

    1. So so happy you enjoyed the post and commented!! (: (: Your comments always encourage and uplift me and I am so extremely blessed by them. Thank you, Leah!! Philippians 1:3

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