We love because He loved us first. He loved us while we were still sinners. ''For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.'' John 3:16 Did you catch that? He didn't just love the world but He so loved us. His love resulted in a Savior that bridged the gap between our sin and God.
In an unrelated lyric by Eric Clapton, I think our grasp on God's love for us is explained... 'And the wonder of it all, is that you just don't realize how much I love you.' We really don't do we? As many times as we fail Him, His forgiveness is always there waiting for the asking by the repentant heart. I think the caption above illustrates that God's love has no boundaries. We are the ones who have built up the walls and have hardened our hearts to His will in our lives.
1 John 4; 7-8 ''Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.''
I hope your Valentine's Day is all about the Christ-like love that He has shown us by His example.