In 1847, Oliver Chase invented a machine to make throat lozenges, which led to the beginning of America’s candy industry. With his machine and a tweak to the formula, Chase was able to shape small candy wafers into hearts and imprint them with words. Those little “candy love letters” have been a sweet tradition of Valentine’s Day for generations.
One of my favorite candy messages is “Be mine.”
Paul told Christ-followers that they were “our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everyone” (2 Corinthians 3:1).
In other words, “Be mine.”
As a child, I always loved to get these candies from a schoolmate on Valentine’s Day. As a child of God, I still treasure this message. God’s word to each of us, no matter our past, is the same:
Recovery Step: God wants you to be his child. His message is “Be mine.” What is your response?