love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for His
morning was bright and crisp but a cloud of uncertainty began
to drape over the young girl’s heart as she pulled the
petals off a bright yellow daisy. “He loves me, he loves
me not…he loves me, he loves me not,” were the
words she echoed in a soft whisper as she dropped the disfigured
petals on the ground.
trying to grasp for acceptance she reached for a wilted dismantled
flower hoping it would reveal the heart of her secret childhood
sweetheart. But then disappointment overshadowed her heart
as the last petal was pulled away from the stem and she faintly
said, “He loves me not.”. At that moment, not
only did a crushed daisy lay at her feet, but she felt the
symptoms of a crushed heart. Feeling isolated, abandoned,
and unloved she wondered, “Will there ever be someone
who will love me?”
many times have we walked through life wondering if our actions
or kind jestures would reciprocate genuine love from someone
we cared for? Empty words and promises sometimes injure our
heart, and we experience the disappointment of looking for
someone to love us. Yet, with broken hearts, our human expectations
have left us feeling empty, abandoned, or unloved. But God’s
word says there is someone who will stick closer than even
a brother, that person is Jesus Christ. His love towards us
is so magnificent that even before we were born He showered
us with His love and gave us a tailor made purpose and destiny.
cross on which Jesus Christ was crucified was His
valentine for the world. His arms were spread open to embrace
humanity while nails were driven into His hands. As we walk
on this earth you can look for crushed petals on the ground
that once held hopes and dreams, or we can look to the promises
of God from His word, which showers us lavishly with the words
of His love.
broken promises will only lead you to disappointment unless
your confidence is placed in the one who died for you. God’s
word says, “Greater love has no one than this, that
he lay down his life for His friends”. John 15:13. Jesus
Christ did not give us broken disfigured petals making us
wonder if He loves us. He gave us His life by dying on the
cross to demonstrate His love for us.
the next time you pick up a daisy and look at its petals.
Remember that one thing is certain... God has and always will
love you. It will not take a flower to prove it, but by the
cross that held the Savior of the world to embrace you and
say, “I love you, I love you, I love you...for all eternity…I
will always love you”.