I’m not a coffee drinker first of all…I must be crazy.  Well let me rephrase that, I would drink coffee with a bunch of sugar, lots of cream, and a scoop of whip cream on top.  But generally I don’t ever drink coffee.  But today as I was scanning down my Instagram, a picture popped up, and the caption read, “Coffee’s New Perfect Mate.”  And this is the picture it showed.

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Now this looks delicious!  I mean I may really enjoy some coffee soaked in this creamer.

The phrase stayed in my mind, “The perfect mate.”

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, the day of love.  The day we not only eat lots of chocolate but we give cards to those we love and let them know how special they are to us.

I remember the first year that I was alone, without a mate for Valentine’s Day.  My sweet friend brought me some flowers and a card, and yes some chocolate.  It was the sweetest thing.  I so appreciated her wanting to make sure I knew I was loved that day.

Tomorrow will be a great day for you and your “mate” to say, “I love you,” whether that be over a nice dinner, with a card, or perhaps with flowers.  This is the day that all across the world “I love you” will be celebrated in a special way.

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But honestly the only “Perfect” mate, the only one who is perfect in everyway, is Jesus.  For me He is the perfect mate.

He is the epitome of love.

His Word says in I Corinthians 13,”Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.  Love never fails…And now  these three remain: faith, hope and love; But the greatest of these is love.”

Jesus paints the perfect picture of what love is.  I mean He laid down His life for us when He willingly died on the cross.

His life on earth shows us how He wants us to love others.  Oh to love as Jesus loves.  That should be the theme of our lives.  His love is the purest of loves.

Jesus loved the woman caught in adultery as much as He loved the disciple He called, John the beloved. 

His love that lives in me causes me to reach out to those around me, those He places in my path and His love for me causes me to love them, as He has loved me.

Jesus, because He is the perfect mate, pursues me, and runs after me, and loves me with an everlasting love.

He rejoices with me in this life, and He also convicts my heart when I need to be convicted because His love is the only perfect love.

He walks and talks with me daily, and He is my dearest friend.  He cares when I am grieved, and He holds me in the shadow of His wings when I need to rest.  He is the lover of my soul.

He sings a love song over me…

Zephaniah 3:17, “The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves.  He will take great delight in you… He will rejoice over you with singing. “

I love to sing.  There are so many days I sit down at my piano and sing to my Lord.  It might be…

Oh the overwhelming, never-ending reckless love of God.  Oh it chases me down, fights till I’m found, leaves the ninety-nine.  I couldn’t earn it, I don’t deserve it, still He gives Himself away, Oh the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God.

Or it may sounds like this… Oh how He loves you and me, oh how He loves you and me, He gave His life, what more could He give, Oh how He loves you, Oh how He loves me, Oh how He loves you and me.

Or perhaps this song, The greatest of all love songs, I want to give to you, so I’ll let my words be few… Jesus I am so in love with you.

My heart is always overflowing with love for Jesus as I sit and sing praises to Him.  I love Him so.  He is my all in all.  His love is all I will ever need.

So today as I have been writing notes and sending cards to give those I love, I had to stop and thank the giver of life, the one of who loves me like none other…His name is Jesus.

As I celebrate love on February 14th, I will start my day with Jesus, the love of my life, because for me He will always be the perfect mate.

JESUS

 

See you back here really soon.  I can’t wait to share all that God has been speaking to me with you.

Oh and I thought you might want to see a picture of me and my Valentine…

wyatt
My grandson is the best Valentine!

Love,

Tammy