From The Pastor’s Pen – By Brian Horrobin

You have said them before and heard them, too.

They are the words, “I love you.”

Few phrases evoke more passion and emotion than this one.

From Valentines’ suitors to brides and grooms, these words have the potential of unveiling the depth of a person’s heart and offering it to the one who has their deepest affection.

It is the heartbeat of God, too.

Consider these well-known words from John 3:16: “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.”

But what if you said it to the unlovely and the unsavoury?

The picked on, the left out and the outcast?

Maybe in these situations the words might be different like, “You’re valuable” or “Can I help you?” or “You did a good job with that.”

They all communicate the important concept of love.

Every human being needs love.

Start with words but don’t end there.

Let your words of love progress to a card, or a hug, or a Tim Horton’s double-double.

Perhaps Burt Bacharach was right when he penned the words, “What the world needs now is love, sweet love… it’s the only thing that there’s just too little of.”

So if that’s the case, why not change these statistics and add a little more of it to YOUR world this Valentine’s week?