Monday, February 14, 2011

sweet love

By this we know love,
that He laid down His life for us,
and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.
1 John 3:16

Happy Valentine's Day
to each and every one of you.
What a perfect opportunity to remind those you love
of how much you love them!

There was a flurry of activity at our house this weekend,

a creative flurry
of paper and scissors and ribbons and hole punches and pens,

all to remind each other

of the love in this family.

And each one of these works of heart
are reminders of God's unfathomable love for us.

Not only in the sweetness of family love,
but in His gifts that make it all possible.
Life and health,
this day,
these resources,
time and energy...
we give thanks.

May we all be faithful emissaries in taking His love
beyond our four walls
to those outside who yearn for such a sweet gift,
such a sweet love...

"I have loved you with an everlasting love;
Therefore I have drawn you with lovingkindness.

Jeremiah 31:3

cupcakes and valentines in Visayan
to share with our friends who come to the gate

And finally, our valentine for you,
with love, and with thanks to God for the gift of you
in our lives!

a Scherenschnitte cutting by Amy


thechurchcook said...

We love you, Us5!! Thinking of you this day and every day in prayer. *hugs*

Rachel C Stevenson said...

Beautiful artwork! Beautiful love.

The Girls said...

We love all of you, too. What beautiful valentines you made for one another! Happy Valentine's Day!

us5 said...

♥ thanks, friends!♥

and welcome, Rachel... it's great to see you here!

Judy said...

Wow! You all just keep on getting more and more creative!!! I'm AMAZED at all the works of art! And the cupcakes look yummy too! What a nice idea to make something special for your neighborhood friends!
Happy Valentines Day!