Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and while traditionally it is a day to celebrate the love between a man and a woman when you are not in a “romantic” relationship it can be a hard day. There are hearts, roses, red, and pink everywhere you look. Romantic ballads are playing, and there are pictures of the “perfect” date all over the Internet. Everyone has advice on how to increase the romance between significant others, and here we sit single and unattached. There is no one sending us roses or buying us chocolate and it can make a person feel desolate and/or desperate.
But what if we took a different approach to Valentine’s Day? What if we saw it not as a day to celebrate the love between a man and a woman but a day to celebrate God’s love? What if we made it less about the imperfect romantic love and more about God’s unfailing, unchanging, and perfect love?
Would it make a difference in your life? I know that it would in mine.
Ways to Celebrate God’s Love
- Share it with somebody. Tell someone else about what the Lord is doing in your life. Tell them about what Jesus did for them.
- Study it. Open up your Bible and read what the Bible says about God’s love. Journal about it.
- Spread it. Spread God’s love by doing something for somebody in need or by doing random acts of kindness. Volunteer at your local homeless shelter.
- Write it. Rewrite those Bible verses you studied as love letters from Christ.
- Sing it. Put on your favorite praise and worship songs and sing and dance for the Lord.
- Recognize it. Write down how the Lord has changed you and the different blessings that He has given you.
- Be creative. God is the Creator and creativity is a gift that He has given to each of us. Be inspired by His love and create something beautiful.
- Be obedient. Is there something that the Lord has been asking you to do? Or is there an area of your life that you need to surrender? Say “yes” to the Lord.
- Be faithful. God has given us responsibilities in the present as well as having plans for our futures. Be faithful in those tasks that He has charged you with today.
What other ways can you think of to celebrate God’s love?