Sandra Blackmer

is features editor of Adventist Review.

​True Love

Valentine’s Day is generally a fun holiday. It evokes images of red-candied hearts, small-winged Cupids, and white-laced cards proclaiming never-ending love. Children give and receive little notes of affection; parents and children exchange cards and “goodies”; friends and work colleagues tell one another how much they’re valued. It’s a day that love and friendship are celebrated.

Perfect love, of course, is found only in Jesus. No earthly love can begin to compare to the matchless love of Christ and His gift to us of eternal life. Neither are we able to fully comprehend it. If we reflect on love in human terms, however, what does that …

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