I Love You!”

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On the 14th day of February more love is going to be expressed, conveyed, written or spoken to more people in more ways than on any other day of the year. Of course, that is what "Valentine's Day" is all about, telling someone, "I love you!"
God has sent you a message of love in the person of His Son. John 3:1616For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16) tells us about it. "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." What have you done with His love?
How would you feel if, when you say, "I love you" to someone you really love very much, they answer: "I really can't accept your feelings at this time. I have to wait until I have become a good enough person to deserve your love. In other words, I must earn it myself"? I'm sure you would be crushed!
How do you think God feels? He has expressed His love for you by sending His only Son to die on the cross for you. Do you think that you need to do something to make His act of love work for you? Well, you don't! He has done it all. All you need to do is accept it. Real love doesn't have conditions connected to it. God's love for you has none. Remember, it is for "whosoever believeth."
John 15:1313Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. (John 15:13) tells us: "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." The Lord Jesus Christ has done just this; He has laid down His life for you. Are you going to accept Him or reject Him? It's up to you.
God is love. But God is also righteous, and He cannot allow you to enter heaven with even one sin. If you don't accept Him as your Savior a day will come when you will have to accept Him as your Judge and then He will say: "I never knew you."
Won't you just accept His love in the same way you would want your love to be accepted, with no strings attached?