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kay

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God's Valentine's Day Message for all of us today
« on: February 14, 2009, 07:42:11 AM »
I am missing my precious husband so much and having a hard time this week---it is just so hard at times.  For me it has been 1yr and 9mos since I lost my husband of 31 yrs to a sudden heart attack--it seems like only a few weeks.  He was the most wonderful, caring man I have ever known.  Life is not the same without him and never will be.  It seems like I miss him more with each passing month.  I came across something very encouraging to my heart while reading this morning.  I thought about everyone here on Valentine's Day.   Maybe it will encourage someone here also.  My prayer is that we all make it through today without the special ones we have lost in this life.

God's Love for Man
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Nature and revelation alike testify of God's love. Our Father in heaven is the source of life, of wisdom, and of joy. Look at the wonderful and beautiful things of nature. Think of their marvelous adaptation to the needs and happiness, not only of man, but of all living creatures. The sunshine and the rain, that gladden and refresh the earth, the hills and seas and plains, all speak to us of the Creator's love. It is God who supplies the daily needs of all His creatures. In the beautiful words of the psalmist--

"The eyes of all wait upon Thee;
And Thou givest them their meat in due season.
Thou openest Thine hand,
And satisfiest the desire of every living thing."
Psalm 145:15, 16.


God made man perfectly holy and happy; and the fair earth, as it came from the Creator's hand, bore no blight of decay or shadow of the curse. It is transgression of God's law--the law of love--that has brought woe and death. Yet even amid the suffering that results from sin, God's love is revealed. It is written that God cursed the ground for man's sake. Genesis 3:17. The thorn and the thistle--the difficulties and trials that make his life one of toil and care--were appointed for his good as a part of the training needful in God's plan for his uplifting from the ruin and degradation that sin has wrought. The
world, though fallen, is not all sorrow and misery. In nature itself are messages of hope and comfort. There are flowers upon the thistles, and the thorns are covered with roses.
"God is love" is written upon every opening bud, upon every spire of springing grass. The lovely birds making the air vocal with their happy songs, the delicately tinted flowers in their perfection perfuming the air, the lofty trees of the forest with their rich foliage of living green--all testify to the tender, fatherly care of our God and to His desire to make His children happy.

The word of God reveals His character. He Himself has declared His infinite love and pity. When Moses prayed, "Show me Thy glory," the Lord answered, "I will make all My goodness pass before thee." Exodus 33:18, 19. This is His glory. The Lord passed before Moses, and proclaimed, "The Lord, The Lord God, merciful and gracious, long-suffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin." Exodus 34:6, 7. He is "slow to anger, and of great kindness," "because He delighteth in mercy." Jonah 4:2; Micah 7:18.

God has bound our hearts to Him by unnumbered tokens in heaven and in earth. Through the things of nature, and the deepest and tenderest earthly ties that human hearts can know, He has sought to reveal Himself to us. Yet these but imperfectly represent His love

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Re: God's Valentine's Day Message for all of us today
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2009, 08:46:15 AM »
Kay,

What a beautiful and wonderful thought.  Thank you.


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Michelle C

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« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2009, 07:59:34 PM »
I needed u... thanks

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« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2009, 06:37:07 AM »
Kay, thanks so much for posting this. It was comforting to read. Terri

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« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2009, 08:29:30 AM »
Kay;

the last paragraph is making me cry as I read it; had to read it several times.

Jap Jr's - Kay

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« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2009, 05:00:11 PM »
Frie, Michelle C, Luvinmike and Jap Jr:  I am so glad this encouraged you as it did me.  I have several passages like this that I will read over and over when those waves hit me.  It helps me to get through.  Sending thoughts of peace and comfort to you and all on this site this evening.  Keep holding on.