How’s Your Heart?

Happy Valentine’s Day! Wherever we look, we see hearts reminding us of love: heart-shaped candy, hearts on greeting cards, heart décor, and heart accents in floral arrangements.

No greater love has ever been known than the love our Savior, Jesus, has shown us. How’s your heart’s response to His amazing love? Is it receptive and grateful? Or does it need some “heart-cleaning?”

Within sixteen months of each other my mother and mother-in-law passed away, so as family members we had to do a complete “housecleaning” of their beloved treasurers (and some “I wonder why she kept this?” items). Cleaning became a time of remembering and reflecting. One of the Lutheran Women in Mission’s treasure trove of devotions fit our circumstances. I read "Housecleaning — Heart-Cleaning" and found it so applicable to our labor-of-love cleaning task. Grab a hymnal and sing or pray the wonderfully rich songs to fill your heart with beautiful reminders of God’s grace and His eternal love for us!

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16).

Happy Heart-Cleaning!

Brenda Piester