Saturday, February 13, 2010

The Ultimate Valentine





















My "Ultimate" Valentine.

He loves me unconditionally.
He never abandons me.
He meets all of my needs.
He desires only the best for me.
He gives me the very best from his possessions.
He always knows the desires of my heart.
He is perfect!

By now I am quite sure I have your attention. No, I did not find the only perfect man this side of heaven, however as humans go I must say I came pretty close. My husband, Doug is a wonderful man, but it is not humanly possible for him to satisfy the qualities of the "Ultimate Valentine."

The only one who is able to meet all my needs, wants, and desires is the "lover of my soul...Jesus Christ!" As we celebrate this Valentines Day, lets remember the reason for the season, Jesus! He gave the ultimate gift of love!

"For God so loved the world that He gave His only son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16

"...for we know how dearly God loves us, because He has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with love." Romans 5:5

May GOD bless each of you as you celebrate Valentines Day with the special people in your lives.

By His mercy and in the grip of HIS grace,

Andrea

53 comments:

Cathy Bryant said...

Thanks for this lovely reminder of who Christ is to us. I'm so blessed to have the Lover of my soul in my life.

Hope your weekend is especially blessed, dear friend! =)

Leslie said...

I've been thinking the same thing this week as Valentine's Day approaches. (I've only met y'all once, but you do seem to have a sweet hubby!)

Did you take the picture of the butterfly? What a nice reminder that spring IS coming!!!

Love ya, Leslie

Just Be Real said...

Andrea, glad you posted this, as I did not even think of having Jesus as my only Valentine. Blessings.

Karen said...

Amen!

Christina said...

Beautiful post! Happy Valentine's Day to you, my friend!

Marydon Ford said...

G'morn, Andrea ~ Another wonderful point, so profoundly written. Therein lies the truth ....

Happy Valentine's
Have a loving weekend.
Hugs, Marydon

christy rose said...

Excellent post Andrea! He is the ultimate Valentine!q

Cathy said...

Just beautiful, Andrea ~ Happy Valentine's Day ~

Nel said...

So true! Enjoyed your post as always. Hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

until next time... nel

Regina said...

Happy Valentine's Day dear Andrea.
Great words for today's message.
Wonderful post.

Blessings.

Girly Muse said...

Amen! So true.

Lynn said...

Andrea, I loved reading your post today! I've never really thought about Jesus being my ultimate valentine, but you know what.. I came to the realization that The Lord sure is, as he is so perfect at doing everything there is concerning my needs and desires in my life! My husband does more than a wonderful job, but deep within my heart and soul I know Jesus will be my first love always and forever..
Blessings,
~Lynn

Gina said...

I love this post. I am not married. It is a great comfort to know as a single mom I am not alone. I have the love of Jesus Christ and I can't imagine my life without him!

An Imperfect Perfection said...

Amen! and Happy Valentine's Day!

Sassy Granny ... said...

Amen! If ever there was a reservoir of love, He is it!

Blessings,
Kathleen

Just Breathe said...

I love His love for me.

RCUBEs said...

Glory to the One Who is our All in All! Blessings and love.

Cylinda Nickel said...

Great post as always - Happy Valentines Day!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Andrea this is such a wonderful posting and so happy that I got by here to read it. Your site always lifts me and I so appreciate you as a friend.
Thank you for sharing this
Maggie

quietspirit said...

Andrea:
Good thoughts. Without Jesus going to the cross, we wouldn't know about how to love.

1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Beth E. said...

You are so right, Andrea...our Ultimate Valentine...I like the sound of that! :-)

Blessings,
Beth

sarah said...

Yes. This post makes me want to shout...really shout. God's love is the best. It's the kind of love that sets me free to be all that I can be. Hugs to you...tons of hugs to you. Happy Valentines Day.

Tracy said...

Jesus definitely is the the Best Valentine.

Have a great Valentine's Day tomorrow!

GrammyGoo said...

Andrea ~~~
That was a lovely post~
Blessings,Ella

Mocha Momma said...

Hi Andrea. I hope this works. I haven't been by in a while. Hope you are all well.

Great message you shared today. Thanks. I'm so glad I became a Christ follower. Understanding how much He loves me & knowing He'll never stop loving me is such a wonderful gift.

Have a Happy Valentine's Day!!

Nannette

Madison said...

Nice message close to Valentine's Day. God is good. The idea that we are personally known and loved is a life changer.

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

...just lovely

kary

Runner Mom said...

Love this! He is truly our ultimate valentine. Thank you, sweet friend!!

Hugs!
susan

Mary Moss said...

Yes, Doug comes pretty close:-) You're not too bad yourself!

I rejoice with you that we have the "ultimate valentine" in Jesus.

Love you!
Mary

Peter Stone said...

That's beautiful, Andrea. Jesus, the lover of our soul, our perfect friend, Saviour, Lord, Creator, Master.
God bless

Christine said...

*Happy Valentine's Day*
Thanks for sharing the Love!

Denise said...

Such beautiful thoughts.

Saleslady371 said...

It's Valentine's Day every day with Jesus! Love you!

Samantha said...

SO very Beautiful, dear Andrea.
Your blog is always a blessing to me.
Hugs and love to you sweet friend !

Relyn said...

This is a wonderful reminder. You know, I am so, so far behind on my blog visiting. But, here it is nearly Valentine's Day and I had to stop by and wish you a great one. A wish from me:

On this day, may you know, really know how much you are loved. May you recognize love in all it's forms. May you be grateful for the love of children and pets, old friendships and new. May your heart swell with all the beauty this life brings. Happy Valentine's Day, my friend.

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

So true, and what a beautiful post.
Have a wonderful Valentines Day.
Blessings,
Marcia

Crown of Beauty said...

Yes, you couldn't have stated it more clearly...Jesus is the only one who will meet all our needs, He is truly the Ultimate Valentine!

Loved this post, Andrea.

Have a wonderful Valentines Day, however you choose to celebrate it.

Love
Lidj

SmilingSally said...

Right on! Happy Valentine's Day.

sonja said...

This is the PERFECT Valentine! And it belongs to each of who know Him... what better way to celebrate this day and each day. Thank you sweet friend, for the beautiful reminder!

Hugs!

Sonja

Colleen said...

Beautiful post. Thanks.

Mich said...

This was beautiful...

Happy Heart Day!

Janean said...

Amen, Andrea! Christ is the LOVER OF OUR SOUL! yay!!!

Edie said...

Happy Valentine's Day Andrea. I am basking in His love today!

Shirl said...

Yes, He is the ultimate Valentine, and we are blessed as well when we have those in our lives who daily express the love of God to us. I believe that is what God wants for us. He not only wants to love us, but He wants others to love us...after all, He does command us to love one another. It is a good day to remember all the love in our life.

Katia said...

Dear Andrea,
I love when my sisters in Christ post wonderful truths about our dear Lord.
You are a wonderful encourager.
((((hugs)))
Katia

Karen said...

Andrea,
I responded on my blog to your comment.
Take care,
Karen

koralee said...

Sending you much love today...your post is lovely. xoxo

homeschool101 said...

How are you my friend? Hope you had a wonderful Valentines. Your post is very beautiful. God Bless you friend. :)

Kelly L said...

Beautiful and perfect post - Jesus IS the reason for love...

Love it

Happy Valentine's Day, Andrea.

Love to you
Kelly

Being Me said...

Happy Valentine's Day, thank you for a lovely post.

Heckety said...

Oh YES! And being Transfiguration Sunday was very appropriate too, as our Minister reminded us. Since God made the first Covenant with the people of Israel and they fell so far short in keeping it, He loves us so much He made a new Covenant through Christ which is unconditional.

Howzat for Love?

Another, irrelevant thing to the above:
Because so many more folks entered my giveaway than I expected I drew three extra names from the hat in order to send a surprise each- and yours was one of the three! I am sooo delighted that I can send you a little something, considering all your encouragement to me!

So could you please email me your snail mail address so I can post you a couple of little craft items?

http://hecketyathome.blogspot.com

HeartsMakeFamilies said...

What an absolutely beautiful message to get out. You are amazing, my friend.

chubskulit said...

Gos is truly amazing, everyone might abandon us in the lowest low of our life but Christ will never do.