A couple of years ago I had a meeting in Wellandport, Ontario, Canada. Norma Jean and I stayed with our good friends Mike and Sherry Stephens.
During the week Mike was telling me about the wood mantel above his fireplace. It was a beam from his grandfather’s barn in Lincoln County, Kentucky. When I went to look at the beam, sitting on it with other pictures was a stone plaque engraved with these words that I’ve not forgotten.
“The measure of love is to love without measure.”
“Love” is a word difficult to define. Poems have been written. Songs sung. And lectures given. But the nature of love is beyond human measure. Yet it’s always obvious in the action, attitudes and lives of others who embody it.
On this Valentine’s Day we express affection to those we love though cards, candy, flowers and other gifts. But there is a greater expression of love.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16)
God’s love is immeasurable. Unchangeable. Unconditional. Incomprehensible. And eternal.
On this Valentine’s Day, this Lord’s Day. Don’t forget the ONE who loves you the most.
–Ken Weliever, The Preacherman