Marked as Mine

When Jackson first whizzed his new Buzz Lightyear around the living room to infinity and beyond, he quickly went for a Sharpie to carefully write his name on the bottom of Buzz’s space boot.

This was HIS special toy.

Now when he plays with Buzz and Woody, they both bear Jackson’s name, clearly distinguishing who they belong to and are loved by.

Jackson's Buzz Lightyear and Woody toys, marked as his.
Jackson’s Buzz Lightyear and Woody toys, marked as his.

This Valentine’s Day, the romance might be squelched by sick kids or a tight (nonexistent) budget. You might not have a special someone, or are away on travel. Maybe love is in full bloom or heartache is weighing heavy.

You are not alone.

God is right there, in the midst of your day, loving you. Your name is ever on His mind and in His heart. He can see you each time He reaches out His hands with those nail scars. And, as one who has believed in Him, He has given you His name. He has written on your life so that all will know you are His.

You are His. And, He is yours.

Recognize that you belong to God. He redeemed you at such cost. You meant more to Him than His own life.

Let God write on your heart’s tablet of His love and faithfulness this Valentine’s Day. Treasure those etchings on your life that forever mark you as His.

Let love and faithfulness never leave you;
bind them around your neck,
write them on the tablet of your heart.

Proverbs 3:3

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