A Valentine Heart (Luke 24:32)

There is a mad rush to to accommodate your loved ones on Valentine’s Day. Forget trying to find a dinner reservation at a popular restaurant, the wise choice is to make it a few days before, or even a week before, assuming your loved one agrees. :) And if you are the flower or candy buying type, get ready to pay up for these last minute gifts!

Why does Valentine’s day always come with images of a heart? One would think that the brain is in charge of all of our feelings and emotions. But whether one agrees or not, the heart has traditionally been used to symbolize our deepest feelings and emotions. We even say things like, “My brain tells me one thing, but I am going with my heart….” when we want to emphasize the sincerity of our intentions.

And they said to one another, “Did not our heart burn within us while He talked with us on the road, and while He opened the Scriptures to us?”
Luke 24:32

The two travelers on the road to Emmaus, recorded in this passage in Luke, could hardly contain their excitement once they realized that it was the risen Jesus Christ who was speaking to them. And how did they describe their excitement? “Did not our heart burn within us..?”

When we express our love and devotion at the deepest level, we speak of our heart. The intentions of our hearts symbolize our purest desires. But this purity can only be achieved by allowing Jesus Christ into your heart and to indwell within it by His Holy Spirit.

On this Valentine’s Day, let Jesus Christ fill your heart. Allow His love and truth to ignite and burn within your heart, creating a desire that will never be quenched!


Love and respect the Lord; seek His will in your life.