February 10, 2020

This week is Valentine’s Day. As usual, cards, candy, and jewelry will be given as gifts of love and affection. In addition, in the Robbins’ house, grandchildren are given stuffed animals and other goodies. It’s a great day.

But it does seem strange to me that we have to intentionally set aside a day to say, “I love you.” Shouldn’t that be said on a regular basis?

For those that say they don’t have to say it because their actions prove it, I say they are wrong. That’s because words matter.

Telling someone you love them is always the right thing to say. It is the last thing Shannon and I say to each other at night, as I leave for work in the morning, and how we end every phone call. And for me, it’s a constant reminder that God made someone who is actually able to tolerate my craziness and still love me. This proves God truly is all powerful.

The wisest of all people said: “Like apples of gold in settings of silver is a word spoken in right circumstances.” (Proverbs 25:11 NASB)

Letting someone know they are loved is always the right answer.

So make it a point to let your loved ones know of your love on a regular basis. These three powerful words will bless their lives and yours.

Prayer: Dear Gracious Heavenly God, help me to convey love in my words and actions. Fill my heart with gratitude and joy. Use me to bring others into your loving, healing light. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. I cannot wait.

I pray your day is filled with joy and laughter.
Tom Robbins