I don’t know if you’ve heard the story of St. Valentine.
I think there are several different versions out there.
The version that sticks in my mind is that St. Valentine
was imprisoned for performing weddings in a time
where marriage was outlawed so that the king’s subjects
would have nothing holding them back from joining his army.
St. Valentine was unwavering in his commitment to what
God’s Word tells us about the importance of the earthly
visualization of God’s love for each of His dear souls
through the picture of marriage.
St. Valentine himself never married.
He didn’t get the chance.
He had his own love story, but it had to end abruptly.
I’ll let you dig deeper and research to read his story yourself.
The love St. Valentine lived is love that is true and real.
For YOU too.
He DID have the love of God with him and he knew it.
He fought for it.
He died for it.
That love that is ours by faith too.
[Jesus says] As the Father has loved me,
So have I loved you.
Now remain in my love.
But God demonstrates His own love for us in this:
While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future,
nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from
the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
…I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.