What a pleasant day today was...temperature was in the mid-60s, I only had to work my p/t job for 5 hours, the kids were able to spend a good amount of time outside, and love was in the air. Driving as much as I do gives me the opportunity to catch up on news or listen to NPR. I especially like Tom Ashbrook's On Point program. He is a great host and knows how to sum up a caller's or guest's comments succinctly and understandable. There is a wide variety of subjects that he tackles, and it's hard not to like him.
We shared some chocolate candy with the kids, gave them cards, and -- like I said -- had a generally pleasant day. I'll take it anytime. On the radio were different programs analyzing the concept of love. Of course there were some interesting takes on the meaning of love, but none can truly compare (in my opinion) to the Bible's description: "Greater love has no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends." (John 15:13) Of itself, the giving of one's life is a surpreme act because nothing of greater value to the giver can be given. But from the perspective of the Savior, it is even more a supreme act of love because it (the giving of his life in death) bore more that it deserved, guilt from sinners, of which He was not one. Not only that, but his death resulted in life. On the one hand, he is able to give life through his death to any who will humble themselves and receive his death on their behalf. On the second, his death was not final, for it resulted in a triumphant resurrection.
To me, this is how we know what love is because He first loved us in this manner. Good night, and Happy Valentine's Day!