Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Once in 73 years

How would you feel if your partner, loved ones and friends only told you that they LOVED you once every 73 years? We would feel disappointed and starved of love. We would be left wondering if our loved ones actually 'loved us' at all. In actual fact we would only end up hearing those words 'I Love You' once or twice (maximum) in our entire lives. That would be sad!

So, why am I saying this?
Well, Ash Wednesday falls on St. Valentines day this year, for the first time in 73 years. Both days are significant for different reasons, but the deeper connection is that they both point to acts of LOVE as their foundations. Ash Wednesday begins the journey of LENT, which reminds us that God loved us so much that he sent Jesus to live and die for us.

God's love is not a 'once every 73 years' event, but a daily offer of grace, mercy and love.

1 John 4:16 - "We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love."

Prayer: Thank you God that you remind us of your love on a daily basis. Every sunrise is a reminder of your great sacrifice of love. Amen.

Living in Grace

1 comment:

Joe Taylor said...

Wow such a good post Delme! Very thought provoking... Thank you for this 😊