February is the shortest month of the year. Many think of it as the month of love because of Valentine’s Day. Some people love it, but others not so much. I like the idea of doing something special for the whole family, though we don’t always have a party. [bctt tweet=”I like the idea of doing something special for the whole family” username=”GaylWright”]
When my kids were home we would sometimes have heart shaped cakes or cookies. My husband will often bring me a dozen red roses to remind me of his love for me.
Love is a Many-Splendored Thing is the name of an old love song. It was originally written for a movie by the same name. It has been sung by Andy Williams, Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, The Lettermen and many others. (I will share a YouTube version at the end of this post.)
While it is referring to romantic love in this song, I think the word splendor can refer to Jesus and the kind of love He has for us. I looked up the word on Rhymezone and found quite a few synonyms – magnificence, brilliance, resplendence, extravagance, grandeur, beauty and more.
Doesn’t that remind you of Jesus and His sacrificial love for us? He left His home in heaven and became a human being so that He could make a way for us to live with Him forever. [bctt tweet=”The love and mercy He shows to us is extravagant.” username=”GaylWright”]
Then your fingers touched my silent heart and taught it how to sing is one of the lines in the song. That’s what Jesus did for my heart when I became His child. He gives us a reason to live, a reason to sing and have hope and joy. We may not always be happy about our circumstances, but we can have joy deep inside.
I’ve been busy working on another poem from the online Magnetic Poetry Kit. This time I used the one in the category of Love. I hope you enjoy it.
Family, Music and Love
Remember happy family moments
Love and laugh and give a hug
Search for joy all through this life
Find a song to touch your soul
Dance and let your spirit soar
Feel the power of music
Listen and join voices together
Be true to one another
Fill your heart with love
As promised, here is the link to a YouTube recording of Love is a Many-Splendored Thing.
As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.