Today is quite the day, isn’t it? Am I the only one who thinks it’s perfect that Good Friday landed on March 25th this year? One real, one imaginary anniversary, that celebrate the triumph over evil.
The day love won.
But the reality of love is the cross. Tears–pain–darkness–blood–sweat–grime–wood splinters in your skin. God is love, and He loved us even when it meant abandoning His son to torture and death. To love someone is not to be made happy by them. It means choosing to hang on and never let go, and let them drag you through things you never wanted to experience and don’t know how to handle. Loving people is painful. —My Valentine’s Day post
We say Valentine’s Day is the day we celebrate love. But I think that it is today. Today, that true love was revealed to mankind.
“Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command. I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.”