I see the Father pursuing those who are lonely, tired, scared and feeling overwhelmed. He is saying, ‘Come my beloved ones, come rest in my embrace, come find refreshing in Me.’ I believe today, on Valentines Day, He is wanting to surround you in His love, He is longing for you to put aside the distractions, fears and heaviness and come sit with Him in the garden of His delight. You’re never alone with Him. You’re never without love when you have Him. I see Him encircling you and covering you, healing you from past hurts and fears. He has called you His own, His delight, His pleasure, His inheritance, His reward. He does not reject you, ever. He accepts you and pursues your heart. I hear Him saying, ‘Stop working for my love, just receive it. It’s my gift to you.’
The word Valentine means ‘Strong, vigorous and healthy’ and I see the Father surrounding you in His love that will strengthen you, breathe new life and health into you. You are His beloved one, strong, vigorous and healthy, complete in His perfect love, equipped to fulfil the destiny He has set before you. Listen for your Shepherd King as He sings His song of love over you today:
‘Listen, my radiant one –
if you ever lose sight of me,
just follow in my footsteps where I lead my lovers.
Come with your burdens and cares.
Come to the place near the sanctuary of my shpeherds.
My dearest one,
Let me tell you how I see you –
You are so thrilling to me.
To gaze upon you is like looking
At one of Pharaoh’s finest horses –
A strong, regal steed pulling his royal chariot.
Your tender cheeks are aglow –
Your earrings and gem-laden necklackes
Set them ablaze.
We will enhance your beauty,
Encircling you with our golden reins of love.
You will be marked with our redeeming grace.’
-Song of Songs 1:8-11