Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Be Mine? A Treasured Moments Devotional

Did you open your Valentine last week? Everyone has received a very special gift and it can be opened not only on Valentine's Day but any day of the year. This gift isn't wrapped in fancy gift wrap or with sparkling bows. Instead, the gift came to Earth as a tiny vulnerable human baby born in a filthy enclosure with stinky animals, bedded on hay, and wrapped in old cloth. Yet, this gift has such priceless value as it offers each one of us not only an unconditional love that we cannot even begin to fathom the depth of but also bore the price of our sins so that we can spend eternity in Heaven's Glory. He was beaten, pierced with a sword, and hung upon a cross. His death was painful and Jesus suffered greatly for our sins. He chose to do so that we might have eternal life. What incredible love our Heavenly Father and His Son have for each one of us! God is asking you today, "Be mine?" How will you respond, dear one? Will you open the wonderful Valentine God has for you or will you discard this precious gift?

"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him." John 3:16-17

Father God,

Thank you for loving us so much that You would send Your only Son to die for our sins.Help each one of us to choose wisely as we consider this precious gift you have given each one of us. Draw us closer to you each day and help us to be good stewards of Your love.

In Jesus' name,
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