Valentines Day is a time of celebrating love with your special sweetheart. Show how much you truly care in word and deed on this day. You may not want to stop showing love at that point however.
Many of us look forward to this day and enjoy getting all the goodies our sweetheart brings us--that is, if you have a sweetheart. However, if you do not have one, you may still be able to enjoy the ambiance and spirit of the day by giving and sharing with others, such as with your friends, school mates, peers at work, family members, and church members.
I remember as a kid in school, in that, we had classroom parties every year on this day, where each of us had bags of sweets, party favors, and cards to give each other as a way of sharing that special day with our classmates, and just by letting them know we thought of them as well. It was always fun for me to see my name written out with a sweet little message on a cute little card each student gave me. Those were enjoyable and memorable times for me. Perhaps you too have experienced something similar in remembering this special day.
So they say this day is just for lovers; not true I say. This day is also for those who need to see and feel some kind of love, attention, and even affection in their lives.
There are so many people in the world who have no love in their lives at all. I believe that Valentines Day should be given to them too. As a Christian, you and I must recognize those who may be cast off from society, or who are lonely, homeless, depressed, downtrodden, and who are indeed in need of love and attention from those who would show respect, love, and compassion towards them.
Besides those of your own family and friends, why not give someone else a token of love and appreciation during this Valentines Day, especially to those who may need it most? Do this by spreading the Good News to those who may have never heard it before. God's Word gives us encouragement and daily instruction on how you and I are to spread the word about His love and compassion towards them. Here are a few bible verses which point us to the demonstration of this:
How does one show how much he/she loves the other person? This particular day was chosen as such to demonstrate to those we care about, love, adore, and cherish. Yes, that person could be your better/other half (your spouse, of course), your girlfriend/boyfriend, your neighbors, your siblings, co-workers, boss, church members or others who mean something special and who are significant in your life.
People from all walks of life do special and interesting things for their sweethearts on Valentines Day. These things may depend on a few factors first: (1) your culture (2) your time and availability, (3) the level of love or affection you have for that person, and (4) the amount of money in your pocketbook or bank account.
Here are just a few ideas and suggestions on what you could do to celebrate this fun and special day with your sweetheart, or those with whom you want to share the day with:
In conclusion, think of how you may want to share your time, love, and energy with those you love and have special feelings for during this Valentines Day. The sky's the limit when it comes to generating great ideas in which to spend time for you and your sweetheart.
In addition, ask the Lord how He may want you to exemplify His love and compassion during this holiday as well. It may well be that He has designed His own very special plan in spreading His love to others through you with your service and honor to Him. After all, He is the one who IS love and has therefore demonstrated it by sending Jesus Christ on earth to die for your sins and mine; being raised on the third day, and who now sits on the right hand of God with Him in heaven. How great of a love is that!
This Valentines Day, spread some love to those who are lacking in it, to those who do not know how to love. You could be the driving force that shines the love of Christ into their lonely, loveless lives. Yes, express all the love and attention on those in your life you care for, love, and adore, but then; shed some love on those who have been forgotten as well, and in doing so, you will honor and serve the Lord in the ways that please Him. Happy Valentines Day!