A Love Letter
Years ago, or maybe last year, you may have been the fortunate recipient of a love letter.  Every Valentine's day we are reminded of the sentimental poems that lavishly pour out deep feelings toward a lucky recipient.  Sometimes these love letters are somewhat predictable. “Roses are red, Violets are blue, Sugar is sweet, And so are you” (first published in 1784!).
I am not saying those mussy letters are in any way “not true” but have you ever written a love letter to someone that’s chief goal was to be all about yourself?  Probably not.  It’s counterintuitive. Yet when we think about the Bible as God’s “love letter” to us, it’s not really about us!  It’s more about God’s revelation about Himself to us.
The Bible reveals God’s creative works, His character, and His plan for everything and everyone. It’s about God, by God, and for God.  Because God loves us so much, He revealed Himself to us so that we can KNOW Him, GROW closer to Him, and Show His love to others who are yet to discover Him.
Jesus explained that all of Scripture revealed Himself.
Luke 24:27 “And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.”
1 Timothy 3:16 “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness…”
It’s when we discover the greatness of God, His loving nature revealed to us in the pages of scripture that we begin to see true love in His letter we call the Bible.
This February 14th, if you write a “Valentine” letter to someone, make it all mussy and all about them.  If you read the Bible, remember it’s primarily a love letter not so much about you, but instead,  it’s all about God!  Try reading the Bible more as a loving letter by God and about God.  
Romans 11:36 “For everything comes from God alone. Everything lives by his power, and everything is for his glory.”
Knowing and loving God is our greatest privilege, and being known and loved is God’s greatest pleasure.
Pastor Tom