Valentine’s day is fast approaching: Many couples are making plans for a special date night, many children are preparing Valentine cards for their parents, and many loners are buying Valentine gifts for their pets (yes, I’ve seen this done).
In this season focused on love let’s do something a little different this year: In among your plans for showing your loved ones how much you love them, pencil in some time to devote to God — the greatest love you’ll ever have. God is Love (1 John 4:8 ), and He loved the world so much that He gave His only Son to save us (John 3:16). It is because of the love of God that you have people you can love. And if you are a loner with nobody nearby, He is faithful enough to still love YOU even when nobody else around does.
Give an hour to God on Valentine’s day. Don’t ask Him for things, simply express your love and appreciation for all He is and all He has done in your life. Sing praises to His greatness, quietly commune with Him, openly thank Him for loving you unconditionally. And of course, invite your spouse, child, parent, friend…anyone, to share with you in this Valentine offering to God. In the midst of all your special planning for your human Valentine, be sure to remember the God who gave you the best love of all.
Happy Valentine’s Day friends!