Not everyone has a sweetheart on Valentine's Day.

That's OK — I know where you can receive a special love letter, straight from the Father himself.

Need a lift? Let's look at some of these phrases written about you:

●The book of Jeremiah, chapter 31 and verse 3 states, "The Lord has appeared of old to me, saying: Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore with loving kindness I have drawn you." 

●Isaiah 40:11 states this about the coming savior, Jesus the Christ: "He will feed His flock like a shepherd; He will gather the lambs with His arm, And carry them in His bosom, and gently lead those who are with young."

●Matthew 23:37 and Luke 13:34 tells of a savior calling out to Jerusalem, which had killed prophets and stoned those sent there. Jesus said he longed to gather his children as a hen gathers her chicks. 

Regardless of the sorry state we may have allowed ourselves to get into, God still loves and wants to care for us.

Turn to him, and get to know the true love of the savior, who will never leave nor forsake you.  

The Rev. Richard Helms serves at Miracle Acres Ministries, 3187 E. James Lee Blvd., in Crestview.