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Valentine’s Day and God’s Gift

It is Valentine’s Day. To be honest I know very little about the namesake of this day. I have never researched much into the “saints,” mainly because I think the whole notion of sainthood is not found in Scripture (other than the Scriptural teaching that ALL Christians are saints). Valentine’s Day, though, is known as the Holiday of Love.

Husbands and wives (and boyfriends and girlfriends) use the day to show their love for each other in a special way.  Flowers are ordered.  Chocolates are purchased.  Hallmark is happy.  Even if money is not spent, usually the day involves something special. What is interesting is that as much as our society gets love wrong, when it comes to this day we are showing that we understand something about love.  Love is seen in action.

To Christians we recognize the love of God in His action.  John 3:16 reminds us that God loved, so He gave His Son.  Paul describes Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection as a gift.  God’s gift was precious.  It was more valuable than anything we could possible purchase.  The gift was not given to someone who loved God, but rather was given to His enemies.  You and I were God’s enemies, but He gave us a gift.  An indescribable gift.

Today, as you celebrate (or not celebrate) Valentine’s Day, remember that God showed us loved.  He loved us first.  Now, will we love Him back?

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  1. Robert e. Widby

    July 7, 2011 at 7:40 am

    I think Christians, ( those who believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God, took our sins on Himself, died with their affect on our eternal destiny gone with them, rose again and is coming to reign, to claim His church as His heirs, ruling as King of Kings on this earth), should view every day as a special day, a time to spread the Gospel, love his fellow man, pray to Holy God several times during the day, praising Jehova God through Jesus the Son.
    Some “holidays”, or special occasions, are said to be set upon pagan premises. I submit we can make something good or bad out of every situation as far as our approach to the current day is.
    There is no difference in giving our sweetheart gifts on Feb. 14th vs. June 28th, or Sept. 16th, etc.
    The same with Christmas. Viewing EVERYDAY as “This is the day which the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it” and seek Gods will for our lives in each day, no pagan concept can touch it.
    Celebrate, you are a child of the Most High God if you believe on the name of Jesus Christ. You need not count nor number the day, just honor it for the opportunities it presents.

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