To Valentine’s or not to Valentine’s, this is the question…
It seems to me that love gets boiled down to a romantic dinner, roses and chocolates each February. It’s sad, really, when you think of all the aspects of love and kinds of loving relationships that add meaning to our lives. Love is not just passion. It does not have to burn. Love is in warm friendship and tender care wherever we find it.
Even though we live in a world that is far from perfect, and full of challenges every day, I believe that we are surrounded by Love.
Love breathes his breath into our lungs, filling us with life.
Love paints the sky with brilliant blues, crisp whites, and fiery sunsets.
Love desires to awaken your soul to the beauty in a leaf and a wild flower placed where only you will see it bloom.
It is winter and Love has blanketed my world with snow, bringing a time of quiet and rest.
Love sits with us in grief and uncertainty.
Love calls our name when we are convinced that no one truly knows us.
Love loves us even when we are unlovely.
So, when we ask whether or not to celebrate a holiday of love, I say why not, but don’t stop there. Don’t limit your scope to just a box of chocolates and a teddy bear.
Open your heart and your eyes to the love that surrounds you everyday.
That’s a refreshing thought!
“God is Love.” 1 John 4:8b
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