Valentine’s Day

Our society as a whole has really turned February 14th into a big day.  Everywhere you look you see little red boxes of candy, flower bouquest, cards saying how much you love each other.

 My question is this-If we’re celebrating a day about love where is the real authority on love being shown?  Where are the balloons saying “for God so loved the world” or “love as God loves us”? 

Really think about it.  We celebrate one day a year to show those around us how much we love them.  God shows us how much He loves us EVERYDAY!  Shouldn’t we be giving some attention to Him on this day?  Isn’t he really the authority on love?  He made us.  He made the entire world!  He showed us how to love by showing His love for us by sending His son to die on a cross for our sins.

I don’t have a specific verse to meditate on today or to share really besides the age old verse of John 3:16.  Really today my devotion time made me think of this.  How can we celebrate a day about love without Christ?  How can we love others without first being shown how to love?

I’m not a big fan of Valentine’s day because I don’t think we need one certain day singled out as the “day of love”.  Everyday should be a day of love.  Everyday I tell my husband I love him.  Everyday I tell my kids that I love them.  I didn’t tell them anymore today that I loved them than I did yesterday or anymore than I will tomorrow.

So, todays devotional is different than the others, but I hope I’ve made you think.  What new routine can you incorporate into your life to show your family how much you love them?  My answer to this is to start leaving notes around the house for my kids.  I am a homeschooling mommy so this also provides me with teaching lessons on reading for those who can’t read.  One of the first things I am doing was today I stuck notes on all the mirrors in the house that said “You are beautiful” and “God made you perfectly in His image”.

2 comments

  1. Karen Hand says:

    Your post succeeded in making me think. I agree that you should verbalize your love for the Lord and one another on a daily basis; however, I also believe that you should express your love in your actions on a daily basis. This can be done in a variety of ways and have lasting effects on the recipient. Thanks for your words of wisdom.

  2. Emmy Coffee says:

    I always try to turn Valentine’s Day into a large celebration of love for everyone around me–my co-workers, friends, family. And never forget the God is love!

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