They say "all is fair in love and war," but they're wrong.
Nothing is fair in love and war... Love is even more unfair[than war]. That deep love, true love, not the physical, worldly, sensual, self-seeking infatuation, but love that we can have because God loved us.
While technically they are just, they are not fair. Why is there forgiveness, for example? Fairness and forgiveness? How does that make sense? It doesn't exist. Fairness would be to hold the grudge and get revenge until the debt has been paid.
To give when you'll get nothing back isn't fair, but that is love. To trust unquestioningly. To sacrafice. Why should you sacrifice? That isn't fair, they should do their own work, pay their own consequences. How is it that they get off free? This isn't fair, but this is love.
THIS is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his son to be the propitiation for our sins!
This is sacracfice.
This is forgiveness.
This is love.
This is my JESUS."
These words come form my journal a couple months ago. I haven't shared my heart here before because it is scary. Exposing yourself opens you up to getting hurt. But sometimes you just can't hold it in anymore.
This past year I have learned more about love than I ever dreamed there was to know. Coming to your knees again in realization of what it was that actually happened at the cross has a way of setting all your priorities straight.
This Valentine's Day let's share the greatest Valentine to ever be given: the cross.
Through our lives and lips let's show the world God's pleading to "Be mine." Show them the only love that fulfills and satisfies. The love that is colorblind, status-blind, forgiving, and oh, so sweet. That love that keeps on giving even when it is rejected over and over again.
That love that sent Jesus to take the punishment that I deserved and die on the cross while I still hated and rejected Him! It isn't fair. I should have been the one killed for my sin. Oh, how He loves us!
"But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us."
This is the most amazing Valentine you will ever find. Be HIS.