We Love Because He First Loved Us: How to Think Deeply About Love on Valentine’s Day (Part 2)

We Respond in Obedience: Love God and Love Others “Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another” (1 John 4:11). “And this commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother” (1 John 4:21).   In the previous post I talked about how we were designed to love as a reflection of God’s love. However, since

We Love Because He First Loved Us: How to Think Deeply About Love on Valentine’s Day (Part 1)

I can remember as a single woman feeling sad every Valentine’s Day that I didn’t have a man in my life with whom to celebrate the day of love. Sometimes, in college, I would go out with all my single friends and we would all bemoan our singleness together (or else take up an I-don’t-need-a-man mantra while inwardly bemoaning our singleness). I can remember other