by Ernest Liu
about the author

  • Random Snippets
    • Loss for Words…
      There have been so many deaths lately, some suicides, I don't really even know what to pray for anymore.
    • How Not to Ask For Counseling
      My pastor told me that when most people go to them for advice, they don't really go for the advice. They just want to hear the pastor affirm or justify their concerns.
    • Lordship Salvation vs Free Grace
      Why is this topic so important to you? Does it affect the way you’ll live your life as one called to love God?
  • Happy Valentine’s Day! (Late, I know)

    Some of you were expecting a Valentine’s post a few days ago. Around came the holiday and behold! No new post!

    To make up for my stunning lack of updates, I’ve decided to go ahead and write about the holiday anyways.

    Most people fall into these two categories – They are either in a relationship celebrating Valentine’s Day as it was meant to be, or they are single, celebrating Singles Awareness Day.

    There is also a handful of people who celebrate the greatest love of all, one that engulfs us and wraps us with so much passion that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, can separate us from Him (Romans 8:37-39). My friend Steven celebrated Valentine’s Day by admiring the divinely painted sky from atop a hill.

    As surprising and even weird as it may sound, I celebrated Valentine’s Day as it was meant to be.

    Wait. Ernest, who is she? Your facebook relationship status hasn’t changed. Is it not official? When did this happen?!

    Unfortunately, I cannot tell you who she is, because I do not know. I celebrated Valentine’s day as a single, a status I have enjoyed my whole life. But I will admit that I have fallen in love with God’s design for intimacy between a man and a woman. I celebrate the holiday because I look forward to sharing precious moments with that special someone, should God provide her for me.

    The Bible shows that singleness is a blessing (1 Cor 7), but we must not forget that marriage is also a gift from God. He crafted the blissful idea, and it is good. That’s why my soul dances to songs like this:

    I love this song because it exhibits the romantic affection between two lovers. The love bugs are in sync, immersed in each other’s alluring existence, desiring only the best for one another. A Christ-centered relationship with these qualities will give anyone a glimpse of the intimacy we will have with God in eternity. It is beautiful, and I can only pray to God hoping that some day He will reveal someone for me.

    Happy Valentine’s Day everyone.

    Someone asked me how I celebrated Valentine’s Day. I celebrated it in the only way possible – with chalky candy hearts.