• 13Feb

    WHEN YOU HAVE NO VALENTINE

    I am a solitary girl, I have no valentine
    No one to flower me with gifts, no symphonies of wine
    There are no sweet surprises for delivery today,
    No serenade of love songs—no rosy red bouquet
    But though the world can’t see Him, my Lover draws me near
    And though the world can’t hear Him, His voice rings true and clear
    And He has gone beyond the simple valentine of red—
    He laid aside His very life and let His blood be shed
    I know that it would be a shame for me to disregard
    His sacrifice of love for me, His face so bruised and marred
    For what the Lord has given me is more than human love
    It surpasses every gift that I have daydreamed of
    And in my heart He’s giving still—a ring of purest fire
    Teaches me that I am His—His treasure and desire
    I am a solitary girl without a valentine—
    Yet I am my Beloved’s, and He, by grace, is mine.

                                        –by Rita Hartje

4 Comments to Valentine

  • I did not open my emails yesterday as I after many years of not having a valentine was spending special time with mine. Your postings hear have been such a beautiful reminder to me of why I should cherrish my valentine every day as though it were the last. Often now putting aside what i would want to make sure things are special for him.

    My prayer for you as you are God’s reminder to me of the importance of the special moments that build memories that you will have blessings and peace that will flow over the top of your loving places and find the comfort you miss in the One Who never leaves us.

    I have learned over the years of growing through struggles that God does truly carry us when it is too have to walk on our own any more.

    My prayer for you is that God will fill all your hurting empty places many times more that you could even ask or think even more that He did for me.

    We love you and pray for you every time you come to mind. You are a valentine to us. St. Valentine is about love and Valentines Day has become about our lovers, but love is key and know that you are loved over and over again.

  • I thought of you several times and prayed for you on Valentines Day, Liisa. I am glad except for Easter the long run of holidays will slow for a while, as I imagine holidays are even harder to handle without Dan.