Kamis, 12 Februari 2009

The Best Love of Loves

By Sahala Napitupulu.

Every date Februari 14th, we celebrate Valentine Day. I see it is an extraordinary phenomenon, especially in Jakarta. Many hotels, cafes, supermarkets or malls made Valentines celebration. Infotaiment Tabloid genie, in which I worked as corrector for journalist's writings, have launched Valentine special edition. Televisions running well for days showing love story. Even designers have launched their new trends with colorful and stylish Valentine Day. Truly I love Valentine Day. One of my reasons, it have made people more romantic, tender and elegant. Indonesian people said it is the day of love. So, if you were a man with a wife or a boy with a girlfriend, make sure your lover be happy by sending a gift for Valentine Day. The most Simple thing, you should buy flowers or chocolates. You can give them with card contains the words of love. Or whatever you think are good ideas to make your spouse become happier. Let it be, your lover knows how deep is your love, hope and dreams.

Yes, love always amazing. Love always creates stories. And the stories of love always fascinating. Many beautiful poems, great plays, awesome paintings and others art were created when someone fall in love. For example, the king Solomon who had written the book Song of Songs. The background of this book that king Solomon fell in love with Sulami, one of the women who worked in his vineyard. This book is a collection of songs or poems, in which a man and a woman tell about their love for each other. But some interpreters believe that the man and woman stand for God and His people or Christ Jesus and the Church. About love, Solomon said here : Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm, for love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame. Many waters cannot quench love, rivers cannot wash it away. If one were to give all the wealth of his house for love it would be utterly scorned ( Song of Songs 8 : 6-7 )

Concerning about love, I want to tell you about the best love of loves. The best love from lord Christ Jesus. I want you to know Him. He is God. And God is love. He loves every body. You have to know that Jesus loves you, whoever you are. His love will be the most precious gift in your life, even to future life (read also my posting There is Life After Death). Here is my testimony. When I received His love, twenty years ago, my life truly have changed. Peace, rejoice, compassion flowing down from His love, like running water in my soul. How amazing His love is!

Are you a Valentiner or do you want to make a celebration ? If you are, I want to remind you that the best love of all love is sourced from God. Remember God is love! Now, as my Valentine’s gift, here I quoted what scripture said about His love :

* For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life ( John 3 : 16 )

* This is how God showed his love among us. He sent His one and only Son into the world that we might live through Him. This love, not that we loved God but that He loved us and sent His Son as an atoningt sacrifice our sins. ( I John 4 : 9-10 )

* In all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us ( Romans 8 : 37 )

* Let love be your guide. Christ loved us and offered His life for us as a sacrifice that pleases God ( Ephesians 5 : 2 )

Happy Valentine Day ! May God bless you all abudantly !

* the whole verse above, quoted from The New International Version Bible.