February 14,2007 was the best Valentines Day ever! I expect that it will always rank at the top of my Valentines Days! 🙂 I had the BEST Valentine that day! I had Jesus. I had no other human valentine, but I had Jesus! 🙂 I wrote a poem that I want to share:
Truely Lord, you did pursue and woo me.
Lord Jesus you have my heart.
For only for Thee,
With all of it I shall part.
Take it all and keep it as a precious treasure,
For You Lord, grant me love, more love than I can measure.
I want my heart to be only Thine,
For the rest of my days you’ll be my favorite Valentine.
Lord, you see my heart; hear my hearts cry.
Its has been almost a year since we said goodbye.
[this is in reference to a break up with a certain beloved young man]
My heart still aches,
I guess time is what it takes.
Touch me and heal me,
I want to be only for thee.
Thoughts of him or thoughts of You?
O Lord, sometimes it is soo hard to choose.
Be my only love,
the only one I think of!
Take me in your arms,
and hold me tight.
From that embrace,
I promise not to take flight.
Oh, Lord, You love me so,
Even though you didn’t present your love,
in a box with a pretty red bow.
No, instead you went to calvary,
to save a poor wretched sinner like me.
The ultimate love there you did show,
By humbling Yourself and being made low.
Now, I now it is by far NOT the best poetry in the world, but it came from a heart that yearned to fully love Jesus. I often wonder if I have ever longed for Jesus as much as I did in that time period! My relationship with him then was not so much work because I acutely felt my need for HIM. I longed for and desired HIM. That Valentines day I was aware that I was very single. My heart wanted to cry for the human it held in such high regard, but I knew that Jesus had to come first.
That Valentines day was a day that God gave me a gift of hope; hope for a future with my beloved. I didn’t and couldn’t understand how when I was walking with God the closest, it seemed my love for Luke was the most intense. It remains so to this day.
However, as I sit here this Valentines day, closer to taken than not, with roses on my dresser from my sweetie, I still remember Valentines Day 2007 as the best Valentines Day of my life!