One of the great valentine cards of The Bible is expressed by the Hebrew poet-compiler Agur who said:
There are three things which are too wonderful for me, Yes, four which I do not understand: The way of an eagle in the air, The way of a serpent on a rock, The way of a ship in the midst of the sea, And the way of a man with a virgin.(Proverbs 30:18,19 NKJV)
In Fiddler on the Roof, Golde sums up her answer about love with a question:
“Do I love him? For twenty-five years, I've lived with him, Fought with him, starved with him. For twenty-five years, my bed is his. If that's not love, what is?”
Will Smith’s enigmatic ending lines as an expert love-doctor in “Hitch” is embarrassingly revealing:
“Basic principles... there are none.”
Perhaps that’s the real wonder of any love story…it is and always will be a mystery.
And yet St. Valentine gave his life by encouraging lovers to explore the mysterious during a time when Rome wanted soldiers, not couples.
Valentine’s love-doctor, Jesus Christ, said:
"Haven't you read," he replied, "that at the beginning the Creator 'made them male and female,’ and said, 'For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh?’ So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate." (Matthew 9:4-6 NIV)
Well, with all of the mysteries surrounding love, perhaps we can guess “what Jesus would say.”
PORTAL TO HEAVEN: Sometimes, it’s simply better to live out mystery instead of trying to solve it.
Love always… 1 Corinthians 13
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