Well it’s that time of year again when people run around looking for that special card and that elusive perfect gift for their loved one. Valentine’s Day can be a beautiful thing as long as it does not become a comparison game. I have always hated being asked, “So what did you get for Valentines?” Frankly, I think the question can be a little too personal, plus it puts unnecessary strain on a relationship.
Truth is what girl doesn’t like to be swoon with flowers or expensive gifts? However, to me Valentines should be kept simple. Some of my most memorable ones have been those unexpected gifts, even better the surprises that come at random days of the year.
Seriously, do I really want a huge teddy bear? Nah, that’s not for me. When I was an elementary school teacher I loved the exchange of Valentine Cards between the children. They would all leave with little sacks of cards and of course those that added candy to their Valentines were extra special.
I still remember the expression on their faces and the joy it brought them to be flooded with little Valentines. I think it would do us all good to be childlike when it comes to this holiday.
This year Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday and to me that’s just perfection! Why? Well, the greatest love ever demonstrated was when Christ laid down His life for humanity. So to be able to celebrate part of this day in church is well, the cherry on the top for this low carber.
Our church is going to make sure we have some fun with photo booths and lovely treats. They even asked if I would add some of my low carb treats to the mix. I love this about my church, they are always doing their best to accommodate everyone.
I Corinthians 13:13 So now faith, hope and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is LOVE. Let the love of God flood you hearts this Valentine’s Day and may it be your best one!
If you live in the South Florida area why not celebrate part of your Valentine’s Day with us by joining us at 10 am for our Sunday service. We invite you to experience the greatest of loves with a church family that knows how to share it well.