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 them feel more alone.
So while this day is still a few weeks away, I want to encourage you to begin thinking of those in your life who need to hear:
You are wanted.
You are loved.
You are adored, affirmed and accepted.
Before the cards and candy arrive to those around them, pour what Jesus says about them:
“My beloved is mine and I am his …” Song of Solomon 2:16
While others may rejected us, He wholeheartedly accepts us.
Let’s make this Valentine’s Day one where those we love feel loved!
- Take a moment today to make a list of those around you who need this truth this Valentine’s Day.
2. Next, stop by the store and pick up some cards. They don’t have to be expensive. The Dollar Store has lots of pretty ones that will work.
3. Fill the side of the card with verses that speak 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)
4. Pop the cards in the mail, making sure they arrive before Valentine’s Day.
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