My boys recently suggested that since it was Valentines Day on Tuesday, perhaps they did not have to do their Math. I explained to them that yes indeed they should complete their regular subjects even on Valentines Day; Dad has to go to work, and Mom is going to still cook, clean and teach just as any other day.
I announced to them that we would be doing something special though. We are planning to bake delicious Valentine cupcakes and make cards with a gospel verse on them to pass out to a few of our neighbors.
The Bible is full of wonderful verses about love and Valentines day is about expressing love to others. When I consider what love is…true love…..I remember God, who loved us so much that he gave his only son to die on the cross so that we could be forgiven and live with him forever. I recall Psalm 139 as well. It is comforting to know that our Lord has wonderful thoughts towards us and has each hair on our head numbered. He pays much attention to our lives while we are on this earth even through trials and tribulations. Sometimes our faith is weak and we do not feel His love and care, but He can be trusted with our lives and we can take comfort in knowing that all things work together for good to them that love God and are called according to His purpose- Romans 8:28. The verse I will share in our Valentines card, most folks are familiar with: For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him-John 3:16&17. God’s love is more that we can ever comprehend. His love is greater than our love and we love him in our own puny way…because He first loved us I John 4:19. Happy Valentines Day! ~Anne