With yesterday being Valentine’s Day, love was in the air! Walmart was bustling with last minute shoppers, like me, trying to find their sweetheart that perfect card. I, personally, was on the quest for small, heart shaped cake pans.
I woke up that morning and realized I hadn’t even gotten my husband a card. I felt like such a bad wife. Knowing that he loves sweets, I thought I would go, on my lunch break and get everything I needed to bake him a cake. I was at the office, so all I have is a small toaster oven, thus the reason I was looking for small heart-shaped pans. I didn’t find them, but oh well.
So, I run in Dollar Tree to grab a couple things, and an older lady comes up and tells me she loves my shirt. It was a shirt from the Valentine’s Day event we had at church. It had Mark 10:9 on the back which says “Therefore, what God has joined together, let no one separate.” She went on to tell me that she had been married fifty years to that “hottie right over there” as she pointed, with a big smile on her face. It was so sweet.
The cakes turned out pretty nasty, because of my bright idea to add a packet of red kool aid, which would’ve been fine had I also added extra sugar. Funny thing is, my husband loved them! He told me he had just been bragging on my cooking skills the night before.
It’s true, perfect love casts out all fear (1 John 14:18). It also helps you, after fifty years of marriage, still see your husband as a hottie, and apparently helps your taste buds recognize the good intentions of your last-minute, gift making, wife.
Thank You Lord, that because of your perfect love, we are able to love and be loved. Thank You Lord that Love is patient and kind; it is not jealous or conceited or proud; love is not ill-mannered or selfish or irritable; love does not keep a record of wrongs; love is not happy with evil, but is happy with the truth (1 Corinthians 13:4-6). Thank You Lord, that when we aren’t so lovable, you love us anyway. Help us to love others the way You do, and to always see our spouse as “that hottie right over there.”