Dear Friends,

It is February, the love month. The word “love” appears in the Bible an astounding 577 times. That makes me think that love is a big deal. In fact, it is the biggest deal. First Corinthians 13:13 (NIV) tells us,

“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”

True love cannot be expressed in a Hallmark card, a box of chocolates, a “sappy” love song, or on a Lifetime movie. True love is the love that God shows each of us and its impact this affection has on our daily life. Ask yourself, “Where would I be, right now, without the amazing, unwavering love of my Savior?” Once you imagine your life without His perfect love, you can begin to appreciate it more.

I would like to share with you the lyrics to a great song by the band Third Day. It is simply titled “Love Song.”

I’ve heard it said that a man would climb a mountain
Just to be with the one he loves
How many times has he broken that promise
It has never been done
I’ve never climbed the highest mountain
But I walked the hill of Calvary

Just to be with you, I’d do anything
There’s no price I would not pay
Just to be with you, I’d give anything
I would give my life away

I’ve heard it said that a man would swim the ocean
Just to be with the one he loves
All those dreams are an empty emotion
It can never be done
I’ve never swam the deepest ocean
But I walked upon the raging sea

Just to be with you, I’d do anything
There’s no price I would not pay
Just to be with you, I’d give anything
I would give my life away

I know that you don’t understand
The fullness of My love
How I died upon the cross for your sins
And I know that you don’t realize
How much that I gave you
But I promise, I would do it all again
Just to be with you, I’ve done everything
There’s no price I did not pay
Just to be with you, I gave everything
Yes, I gave my life away

With LOVE,
Steve