Take Back the Day
What does a woman alone do when presented with all of the seeming evidence that everyone around her is loved, but not her? Her co-workers discuss romantic dinner plans and receive floral deliveries and flash their diamond engagement rings and all she can do is smile and nod and perhaps feel a little empty inside.
I think we need to re-define Valentine's Day and make it not a celebration of love received, but of love given. God's kind of love. Perhaps our goal could be to see how many ways we can show love to others. The kind of love that gives with no expectation of a return.
I challenge you, and I challenge me, to see how many people we can show love to on February 14.
Maybe we can start with those people we don't even like, let alone love. How about the unfriendly neighbor, the driver who cuts you off, the supervisor who makes your life miserable, the rude sales clerk. God's kind of love is the kind that loves the unlovable.
Who are the unlovables in your life? How can you show them a God kind of love on Valentine's Day?