Valentine’s Day 2/4/2022
“Although the story of Valentine’s Day is shrouded in mystery, buried in tradition, and (thanks to commercialism) stripped of its significance, we can bring some of the truth back. The truth is, love can’t be squelched, outlawed, or stamped out. The significance of Valentine’s life was not that he defended love and romance and performed secret marriages. Valentine—a day now besmirched by cupids, chocolate, and candlelit dinners—is a day founded upon the life of a martyr. Valentine died a bloody death, beaten and beheaded. The truth is, Valentine was in love with his Savior, Jesus Christ. Love for Jesus trumped his love of self. Valentine nobly gave his life for the God he loved.” Copied from: Daniel Threlfall Christian Lifestyle, Church Resources, History
Read the full history at:Valentine’s Day History – The Story Behind St.Valentine
February 14, Valentine’s Day, hearts and candy and flowers. This is the normal way of celebrating the day. But, as you can see from the above copied passage, Valentine’s Day has a completely different meaning. We have fallen away from the true history. Just as Christmas & Easter has strayed far from the true message of Jesus’ Birth, Death & Resurrection.
As we celebrate this year let us not forget that Valentine’s Day grew out of a true love for the Savior, Jesus Christ. When we have the love of Christ in us, we should want to show that love to others. Celebrating with hearts and flowers is not a bad thing. Just remember where that love originated.
Show your love for others out of your heart of love for Jesus Christ!
36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart,
and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
38 This is the first and great commandment.
39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.