Valentine’s Day and school.
I don’t know about you, but for me, those two were a lethal combination.
Whether it was elementary school, walking home with my red paper-covered box containing no Valentine from “him” or my first Valentine’s Day in high school with no flower from my crush, Valentine’s Day for me was just another reminder.
No one wants me.
Or so I believed at the time.
I know a lot has changed from my days of growing up, but one thing has not.
For many, Valentine’s Day feels like Single Awareness Day; a day that only makes alone heavier than usual.
So while this day is just a few days away, I want to encourage you to think of those who need to hear:
You are wanted.
You are loved.
You are adored, affirmed and accepted.
Before the cards and candy arrive for those around them, we can pour what Jesus says into them:
“My beloved is mine and I am his …” Song of Solomon 2:16
While others may reject us, He wholeheartedly accepts us.
Let’s make this Valentine’s Day one where those we love feel loved!
This is why I am offering these brand new necklaces as a visual reminder of who they are and whose they are!
You can add a note with verses, speaking of their value and worth to Jesus.
Here are a few to help you get started:
1 John 4:16, “And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.” (NIV)
1 John 4:9, “God showed how much he loved us by sending his one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through him.” (NLT)
Psalm 13:5-6 “But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation. I will sing the Lord’s praise, for he has been good to me.” (NIV)
Psalm 36:5,7 “Your love, LORD, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies … How priceless is your unfailing love, O God! People take refuge in the shadow of your wings.” (NIV)
Adding His Revolutionary Love: Jesus’ Radical Pursuit of You, which teaches young women how Jesus’ unchanging love changes absolutely everything becomes a gift that keeps investing in her way beyond Valentine’s Day!