Greetings, Faithful Sisters in Christ,
February, the month that is considered a blessing for those in love and a curse for those who are not. For the ladies in a relationship, we all know we tend to put pressure on our men to live up to “our” expectations of what love is. For many of us, the proof of this love comes in a velvet box with the hope of multiple carats revealed at its opening. Or maybe some other grandiose gesture that would make our contemporaries feeling a little green. Although we fanaticize about having our happily ever after, Hallmark Movie Channel romance, deep down inside we want that Romeo and Juliet love story, death and all. As Christian women, single or not, we have all of that with God, our Father in heaven, and His son Jesus Christ. Romans 8:39 (NIV) says, “Neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” God knew we as humans would not be able to live a sin-free life, so much He sent His Son as a ransom for our sins. John 15:13 tells us, “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” We are Christ’s friends. He loved us so that he died for us, that we would have a chance of eternal life. That, my friends, is the epitome of the greatest gift of love that you can share every single day of your life.
Women’s Ministry Coordinator