Celebrating the ultimate Love
Hey everyone! It’s been a awhile but I am in some amazing transition in life. I just have a quick word to share from the love in my heart. Someone somewhere needs to hear this.
First, I want to say, I think this it is amazing and a blessing that people will get to share the love they have with their earthly lovers this weekend. I pray it’s a fulfilling weekend that brings husbands and wives closer and some dating couples into engagements leading to Kingdom covenant.
However, let's be real. Valentine's Day can get complicated fast. The reality is, some people will be happy with the chocolates, candy, flowers, sex, steak dinners and whatever, others will not. Don't be fooled by the Instagram posts. Some will feel unsatisfied, unappreciated, bored, and/or not truly SEEN by their lover. Well laid plans will turn into shattering arguments. An enticing gesture will be completely misunderstood and rejected.
Some people don’t have romantic love at all, and this weekend is another reminder that they are alone. Their hearts are pierced by this reality and they ask themselves “when will it be my turn?”
For the 1st time, in a VERY long time, I’m actually thankful, YES, thankful I fit into NEITHER category. So regardless of your relationship status, I want to share a few, quick thoughts, that I hope will shift your perspective a lot quicker than mines did. Maybe spare you a few years of unnecessary misery and discomfort.
“Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth— For your love is better than wine. Because of the fragrance of your good ointments, Your name is ointment poured forth; Therefore the virgins love you.”
A song by UPPERROOM says Jesus...to you our hearts are open. Nothing here is hidden...You're our one desire. Only You Jesus...Your name is like oil poured out...Jesus
I have a Lover that loves me intensely. He is inside me and I in Him. His attraction to me is not for my pretty appearance, hair quality, or stature. He doesn’t love me more when I “do” the great commission. Or when I “go” on outreach or dance. He loves me, pursues me as I am. He notices things about me that my husband never will. I know from experience that when I act a fool He is still faithful and FULLY IN LOVE with me. No, Jesus/God ain’t your husband (that’s also earthly thinking and actually silly). HE IS BETTER THAN A HUSBAND.
He is a powerful King, messiah, just, consistent and beautiful. He will never truly disappointment me even when it seems like it. I can take comfort in knowing that everything He does for me, it is out of pure love. So even though V-day is a pagan celebration I can’t help but be extremely grateful, so grateful that my worth is solely defined by the excellence of this Perfect Being. He is love itself and wraps me in True Love everyday. 😭😭🥰🥰
This Feb 23rd is my 22nd spiritual birthday. I return to my 1st love. Tears run down my face to think I almost threw away this perfect love for an earthly love that wanes, sways, and is often plagued by lust. People confuse the desire to have sex with someone regularly as "love." But as soon as that person becomes undesirable for whatever reason...no more "love" all of sudden.
Seek the Author of Love itself. Don’t let social media, your favorite Christian couples, or satan distract you from this Truth: there is no Love like His Love. He will not reject you if you come humbly before Him and lay at His feet. Ask for the Holy Spirit. who like a Naomi or Eliezer, will help you find the Ultimate Companion. Only then can your earthly love has its rightful place.
Desiree Cummings is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Liturgical Dancer, Fitness Enthusiasts and Foodie that has been impacted by the goodness and love of Jesus. All these things are woven throughout her writings.