I’m sure most of us have seen the phrase”flavor of the day” on a menu or window signage in a store. It announces the special priceing for a certain item or selection for that day ONLY, usually it is something everyone finds appealing to the appetite. In some circles it has been applied to young women, however; this is somewhat derogatory when used in that context.
May I suggest we re-evaluate the phrase and apply it to one of the greatest forces active and moving in our world today, which is LOVE. So many of us are unfamiliar with what love truly is, we are surface dwellers; never digging into the substance of the matter. Love is a four letter word spoken from our mouths, but; has not penetrated our hearts. It is thrown around like a ball with nothing to support it.
Only when the heart is the starting point can it’s affects be felt by others. It is our actions that speak louder than our words; it is when we reach out to another in need expecting nothing in return, when sacrifice on anothers behalf is made, when your door is opened to house or feed the stranger, or when you go above what is expected. These are love actions generated from the heart.
Every 14tth of February we give those we care for tokens of love; flowers, candy, and cards. These are superficial expressions meant to convey deep affection for another person. The perfect expression of LOVE was given to all mankind in the blood stained cross of Calvery, “Greater love has no one than this, that one should lay down his life for his friends” John 15:13.
Sometimes love requires sacrifice, who are you willing to show this type of love? Accepting Christ in your heart will cause the love of Christ to shine forth like a beacon atop a hillside to all mankind making Love the flavor everyday.