Grant & Theunisina Neyt – February JOY! Article
– by Grant & Theunisina Neyt
On the 14th of February each year, the world celebrates Valentine’s day. This is based on the legend of St Valentine, who died, as it were, for the sake of love. The details of this story appear to be somewhat sketchy and unconfirmed. Romans 5:8 says, “But God demonstrates His own love towards us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” John 3:16 informs us that, “For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world that He [even] gave up His only begotten (unique) Son, so that whoever believes in (trusts in, clings to, relies on) Him shall not perish (come to destruction, be lost) but have eternal (everlasting) life.”
Historians are divided about the legend of St Valentine; but there is no doubt about the true story of love, God Himself. God who sent His Son, Jesus Christ to die for us. This is fact, and this is the true story that we get the honour and privilege to share. You are loved my dear precious friend; and so, our only choice today is to receive His Love and share His love with the world.
JOY! Magazine (February 2018)