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Valentine's Day Article - "My Love Remains"

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For some of you, Valentine's Day is a time of expectation and good memories. You are glad to be with the love of your life and you are grateful that things are going well. If that is you, enjoy the day and enjoy the connection you have with your life partner.

photo credit: © Scootz | Dreamstime.comSome of you, however, are not looking forward to this day at all. It is a reminder of painful rejection, forced personal growth, and the agony of learning to live "alone." I know this can be an agonizing time but may I remind you that Jesus' greatest accomplishment took place on one of His most agonizing days. He knew the crucifixion was coming. He knew it would be incredibly painful. He knew He would be deserted by the people He cared about the most. In the midst of the pain, however, He secured salvation for all of us. It is a reminder to all of us how committed He is to redeeming everything in life that is broken.



In becoming our Savior, Jesus committed Himself unconditionally to our well-being. To remind you of God's power to redeem, and His desire for you, check out this letter that could be written from Jesus to you.

Hello my child. I am writing from my heart to yours to remind you that I love you because you have chosen to honor me in your life. This love started before you were born and it will continue forever. (Psalm 103:17) You are safe with me because I have forgiven all your sins and I will heal all your diseases. I am committed to redeem your life from the pit and I will put a crown of love and compassion on your head. I am working right now to satisfy your desires with good things and to renew your strength like an eagle. (Psalm 103:3-5) You are secure with me because I am compassionate and gracious; slow to anger and abounding in love for you. (Psalm 103:8; Psalm 34:6; Psalm 86:5, 15) I know you struggle with weaknesses but I love you without end on your good days and on your worst days. (Psalm 103:14-17) My love for you stands firm and will never end. (Psalm 89:2)

I will protect you in the midst of trouble by causing my light to shine on you and placing my joy in your heart. (Psalm 97:10-11) I am a strong tower for you that is safe from all attacks. (Proverbs 18:10) With my help, you can be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid for I am taking every step of this journey with you and I will never leave you nor forsake you. (Deuteronomy 3:16; Joshua 1:5; Hebrews 13:5) When you can't see your way, I will lead you. When you don't know what to do, I will guide you. I will turn the darkness into light and make the rough places of your life smooth. (Isaiah 42:16) I know exactly what you are going through and I am willing to help you at every step. I am always here and you can approach me confidently without hesitation to find mercy and grace to help when you need it the most. (Hebrews 4:15-16)

For you, Forever, My Love Remains,

Jesus


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I have been S from my H for 2 years. We have 3 children, S8, S13, and D16.
I have been Separated from my Husband for 2 years. We have 3 children, Son age 8, Son age 13, Daughter age 16.
  OW = Other Woman   AW  = Adulteress Woman   W  = Wife   OP = other person
  OM  = Other Man   AM  = Adulteress Man   H  = Husband   LBS = Left behind spouse
  D = divorce or daughter   S = son or sister or separated   XW  = ex-wife   GF = Girl Friend
  DIL = daughter-in-law   SIL = Sister-in-law or Son-in-law   XH  = ex-husband   BF = Boy Friend
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