Happy Valentine’s day from Vickie and me. I know that this is late but I got busy and just didn’t get this letter out. You know how it is, don’t you? I mean snow came, clothes had to be washed, meals cooked and as a pastor I had sermons to do and people to see, calls to make. I was just busy.
All of us make excuses and tend to procrastinate at one time or another. But this letter is not on procrastination or even about Valentine’s day. I believe that I do not need a special day on the calendar to let my wife know that I love her. I should do it every day. I also believe that we can make all the excuses we want for not getting something done, but the bottom line is this, the task doesn’t get done.
Aren’t you glad that God never makes excuses? When He says something is going to be done it will be. Yes, it will be in his time and in his way but it will be done. But aren’t you even more glad that God did use one special day to say that He loves all mankind? That day was 2000 plus years ago when He allowed His Son Jesus to go to the cross of Calvary for our sins. John 14: 13 states it this way,” Greater love has no one than this, that He lay down his life for his friends.” Mark 10:45 states, “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.” One special day, a day in which we call it “Good Friday”, the Son of God went willingly to the cross of Calvary to die for our sins. No act of love has been greater since the creation of this world.
And because of that one day, another special day came three days later. We call it Easter. Jesus the Son of God, died on the cross but 3 days later the resurrection happened and He lives today! Hallelujah we have a Living Savior ready to come again to claim his children. This Easter celebrate the risen Savior. If you don’t know who He is, we will be glad to introduce you to the Savior, Jesus. Then you will have that ones special day; the day you became a child of God.
No, my wife doesn’t need any special day on a calendar to know that I really do love her. But mankind did need that one special day to be delivered from our sins. Praise God, Jesus loves us that much.
Hope to see you Sunday
Dr. Howard L. Ruley