Tomorrow is Valentines Day and all I heard today was sad stories about people having no Valentine…..how has this day become such a tragedy for so many people? Why do we get so bound up about a silly holiday in the first place? Yes I will admit I am happy to be sharing my first Valentines Day with my new hubby tomorrow, yet my heart is saddened by the amount of people who will be hurting because they have no one in their lives to share this day of love with.
My deepest desire as I am on this earth is to touch hearts for Jesus. I wish I could show people how Jesus could be their Valentine. My heart breaks for the ones who have arrived upon this season in their lives without any hope of every finding love. My heart longs to show them that Jesus is the only true love to begin with and it is from His Father that we even have an understanding of what love is all about.
Love is simple. God created it and we just took it to a whole other level. He, the One who made love, IS love. If we could only wrap our minds around this simple concept. We were created solely for a relationship with God and through the love of the Father pouring into us we are able to love others as it is written in the Bible. God never intended for us to create a day which would leave so many people hurting and hopeless.
Valentines Day should be a day when we share the love we have with others who are hurting. I am challenging anyone reading this whether you are married, single, divorced or separated or perhaps not even having a clue what real love is, to step out and show the love of Jesus to someone. My prayer in doing this is that we will touch someone with the love of Jesus. John and I made Valentines on one of our date nights and we are taking them to a nursing home tomorrow as part of our Valentines Day. I am excited to see what God will do with some simple paper Valentines.
So go buy a box of Valentines or some candy and find yourself out in public on Valentines Day and go where God leads you. You will be surprised at what He can show you. Search out the lost and the hurting. Look for the down and out. Sometimes all someone needs is a smile, a hug or a simple hello. Are you willing to make a difference this Valentines Day? Are you ready to do something about being sad this year? It is time for us to get our of our comfort zones and see what God has in store for us as we step out in faith.