Box of Chocolates
Happy Valentine's Day My Friends! You know there are all kinds of Valentine hearts in the store; small, medium, and large. And some of those boxes are more beautiful and more expensive than the rest. I love a chocolate with a good cup of Java; Hmm Hmmm!
Thirty some years ago a precious saint introduced me to a special kind of chocolate. If you have never tasted that kind you have not lived yet. I accepted that beautiful box of heart shaped chocolates and opened it. Inside I saw a beautiful heart of blood pieced together with several smaller hearts.
The first little heart I picked up was a heart of salvation (John 3:16).
The next heart I picked up was friendship (Revelation 3:20). Jesus wants to come in and spend time with me.
The next heart I found was a heart of blood (1 Colossians 1:14). Jesus wants to forgive our sins and wash us with His blood.
Next I found a heart of power (Ephesians 1:13). Jesus wants to fill us with His power and give us strength to walk with Him.
I found hearts of joy (Nehemiah 8:10), peace (Philippians 4:7), rest (Matthew 11:28) and prayer (James 5:16).
These were all part of that box of chocolates that I opened that day.