This is a month of love affairs of the heart, of special people in our lives and in our history. For instance George Washington, our first president, whose birthday is on the 22nd. He had a special love of freedom and a desire for all to worship as they see fit. He wanted each to pursue their dreams for success and happiness in these United States. What a love.
Abraham Lincoln who was born on the 12th wanted freedom for all mankind and proved it by freeing the slaves. He too loved this land of freedom.
And who can forget Valentines Day when we let those who are special know how much we love them. As a child, I made my own Valentine cards for the classmates of my one-room schoolhouse, saying “Be My Valentine” with hearts drawn on them to show my love.
How about the special girl with blonde hair, pigtails halfway down her back, a smile that would brighten any day, and a laugh that sounded like birds singing in the trees? I sent her a card that read “Roses are red, violets are blue, sugar is sweet and so are you”. She was special in my life and I loved her so much. She was my sister, but God loved her too and took her home to be with Him when she was eight years old. He didn’t want to see her suffer any more from the cancer that ravaged her body.
Each of us has had a special love in our lives. The love of my life celebrates her birthday in mid February. Those special loves can be our wives, girl friends, family, neighbors, and organizations such as Citrus County Sams and Good Sams of Florida. As we give of ourselves in time and energy we show our love to those around us and it is returned.
Our Creator and Heavenly Father has shown and continues to show His love for us in our daily lives. We in turn reflect that love to others in what we say and do. A simple statement says it all: LOVE is reflected in LOVE. What a glorious reflection.