You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart,
with all your soul,
and with all your strength.
LORD Jesus we praise You for You are the One who has made this day. Yes, this is the day that You have made. You have set before us choices to make. Forgive us, O God we pray, whenever we are tempted to chose the world’s way over Your Way. Search us, O God, and know our heart. If we are on the wrong way, help us back unto the right Way. In Jesus’ wonderful name we pray. Amen.
Today is Valentine’s Day. The stores have filled many of their shelves with chocolates, flowers, especially roses, and Valentine cards. What do you think about this day? Do you celebrate it? In what ways? How much are you willing to spend on it?
I looked up the word “Valentine” in the Noah Webster’s 1828 dictionary and found the following definition:
1. A sweetheart or choice made on Valentine’s day.
2. A letter sent by one young person to another on Valentine’s day.
During an online search I came across similar and also different explanations for it. Some sources claim that this used to be a Christian feast day. True or not, I do not know. What I do know, though, is that “Valentine’s Day” has evolved into a celebration that often seems to miss the real point of it. We can buy all the sweets, the roses, and the cards—and spend a fortune in doing so—what good will they do in the end if our heart is not right with God first?
On this special day, may we all do a heart check to see what and who it is that is on our heart today.
Do we love the LORD our God?
Do we love Him with all our heart?
With all our soul?
With all our strength?
Who are you expressing your love for today?