Here are some wonderful reminders of God's great love for His children and the love He expects us to show to others.
1 John 3:3- See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!
1 John 3:16-This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. 17 If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person? 18 Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.
1 John 4:10-This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. 11 Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 12 No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.
And of course we are given a wonderful definition of love in 1 Corinthians 13.
Does not hold grudges
Not easily provoked
Rejoices with the truth
We can make the cutest crafts, whip up the tastiest desserts, decorate the most creative valentines cards, but if we haven't love, it profits us nothing. Let us practice this perfect love on Valentine's Day and all the days thereafter.