This is a repost from last year. With 3 sick kids and all the other stuff I have going on this is all the energy I have.
Honestly I am more likely celebrate it being Friday the 13th than Valentine’s Day–at least Friday the 13th is interesting and different. But since I am not a pagan and not the least bit superstitious I don’t really celebrate either. Once upon a time I did, I longed for someone, anyone, to give me a nice, romantic Valentine’s Day gift and was always devastated when no one did (even if I got something it never lived up to my romantic aspirations.)
About 5 years ago, maybe more, God dealt with my heart on this issue. Honestly, there is no way ANYONE or ANYTHING can live up to such romantic twaddle as the world would have us believe and get all caught up in. And honestly, if it weren’t for the world telling you it was important, would you REALLY care? We are loved and cherished beyond anything by our Lord and Saviour, and HE never runs out and buys us flowers, chocolates , and a romantic card. Instead He blesses us with beautiful wildflowers, incredible sunsets, His wonderful Word, and all sorts of small daily blessings–so many that if we just open our eyes to see we are amazed at His love for us.
And so, nowadays instead of moping about not getting a gift I don’t really care about on a designated day that I don’t really care about, I realize how blessed I am to have a husband who loves me every single day and shows it, and a God who loves me even more than my husband, and who goes out of the way to show me every single day. And I challenge you to do the same. Even if you don’t have a great relationship if you are a child of God then you are LOVED. I challenge you to find women in your life who have no one, who struggle, who need to know that they are loved, and go out of your way to show them your (and God’s) love for them.
And I offer you a Valentine’s Card just from me to each of you, and offer it to you to share with whom ever you feel needs to know that they too are loved.
My Valentine’s gift to you. Have a blessed day regardless of your circumstances and relationships and know that you are loved with everlasting love that goes beyond that of any mortal (John 3:16).