For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him should not perish,
but have everlasting life.
Today is Valentine’s Day. And depending upon your relationship status, you are either depressed or tickled pink. No matter how we plan to spend the day or who we plan to spend it with, we should not forget to remember the One who loved us so much that He gave His life for us on Calvary.
First John 4:10 says, “Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.” We sing to our children, “Oh, how I love Jesus, because He first loved me,” yet we never totally think it through, do we? You see, the miracle of God’s love is not simply that He sent His Son to die on an old, rugged cross. No. The miracle of God’s love is that “while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8). That is what the cross is all about.
Maybe you are here today and you are thinking, “God could never love me.” Just let me say with Adrian Rogers that “there is no one so bad that he cannot be saved, and no one so good that he need not be saved.” No matter your situation, no matter where you’ve been or what you’ve done, God loves you. In fact, He loves you so much that He spelled it out for you two thousand years ago with the crimson blood of the Lamb. And that is why the greatest love story is indeed the old, rugged cross.
If you have yet to acknowledge Jesus Christ as the Lord of your life, there’s no better time than the present. Simply turn completely from all sin and trust Christ alone to save you. If you will do that, He will save you today and keep you saved forever.