“It’s a heartache, nothing but a heartache”….another tune in my head I hadn’t heard in too many years to number. I couldn’t remember the other words and I understood they didn’t matter. My own heart had been aching for weeks and at first I tried to put definition to the reasons, but nothing fit.
The reality started to come into focus. I had been given a new heart and it was in tune with the One who loves us beyond understanding; One whose heart aches so much for each and every one of us. With each turning away, the heart is pricked afresh, aching for a love unrequited.
Valentine’s day….flowers, candy and love? A reason to remember what love should be. We give “hearts” without thought beyond the sweetness of doing so. Wouldn’t it be amazing to give our hearts fully to the One who taught us the real meaning of love?
1 John 4:19 (NLT) We love each other because He loved us first