Did you get any candy hearts for Valentine’s Day? As a kid, I enjoyed getting them and reading the message on each one before I ate it. They say things like: “I love you,” “Be mine,” “True love,” “My pal,” and “Friends forever.” We usually eat these and then don’t think much about them. But if we think about them, these candy hearts have a very biblical connection. Consider this Bible verse:
And you show that you are a letter from Christ delivered by us, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts. 2 Corinthians 3:3
God has imprinted on our very hearts his love and care for us. He truly means it when he says, “I love you,” “Be mine,” “True love,” “My pal,” and “Friends forever.” These divine messages on our hearts define who we are and whose we are. These are words that should never be forgotten or dissolve away in our mouths. They should be the motivating factors in our love for one another. As the Bible says, “We love because he first loved us” (1 John 4:19). His love for us helps us to say, “I love you,” “Be mine,” “True love,” “My pal,” and “Friends forever” in the Lord’s name to one another. These words we share with each other are engraved on their hearts as well since they are blessed by God. With sincere hearts we care for one another in the same way that God cares for us. Let every heart be a message board of love.