My daughter was preparing Valentine Day notes one February morning for some of her friends, when she snatched up a “Sleeping Beauty” card with a great big, red heart on it and held it up in her hand, waving it around enthusiastically.
“This one is for Jesus!” she announced. Sleeping Beauty ranked number one at the time of her favorite princesses. “I’m going to give Him this one!”
Her mother replied, “Oh, you are, are you? How’re you going to do that?”
“When I go to Heaven, I’m going to take it with me and when I see Jesus, I’m going to run up to Him and give it to Him!” she explained carefully.
What can one say in reply? Her mom smiled at her, commended her for wanting to give Jesus her best valentine, and moved on.
Later on, the subject came up again with two of her older brothers. She told them that she planned to give her Valentine to the Lord Jesus. They listened thoughtfully, and when she had finished, one of her brothers (our second oldest) said with good intentions, “That’s nice, but I don’t know that Jesus will ever read it. Well, He can read it but it’s not like He’s going to come down and just get it.”
His younger brother interrupted, “Ah, but how do you know? He could!”
On that thought, my daughter began to whirl around the room like a ballerina, flitting about and waving the Valentine as if it were an oriental fan, singing, “Here it is, Jesus! Here’s Your Valentine! Come and get it!”
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