THEME: SINCERE LOVE
“Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.”
-Valentine’s Day, also known as Saint Valentines’s Day, originated as a church holiday on February 14th to honor martyrs of the faith by Pope Gelasius I in AD 496. The saints whose names were Valentine or Valentinus. It is believed that the first heart valentine note was sent by a Valentine who was in prison for a girl he loved. Valentines notes have been recorded for as far back as the Middle ages. While the meaning and celebrations of Valentine’s Day has changed, it has remained as a special day to shower with love those we hold close. What better way to celebrate than with affirming words of love. Valentine’s day can create diverse emotions for different people. For some; it creates great satisfaction celebrating the love you have between you, your spouse, your friends and family. For others it can cause feelings of loneliness. Whether you are single or in a relationship. God has unconditional and indescribable love for you. No matter your age or stage in life, Valentine’s Day can be celebrated because of God’s great love. Love should be sincere and true. We are called to consider others before ourselves through selflessness and uphold peace in all situations. This is a calls to sacrifice and laying one’s life for each other just like Christ did for us.
We give thanks to You Lord for You are good and Your love endures forever. We thank to You Lord of lords for You are good and Your love endures to all generations. We thank You for You died for our sins and redeemed us with Your precious blood. Thank You Jesus for loving us. May You forgive us all our trespasses and wash us with Your precious blood. May You instill in our hearts sincere love for You dear Jesus and for each other. We thank You for enabling us to see this new day, we rejoice and are glad in it. May You bless us and bless the work of our hands that we may bear much fruit. May You reunite us with our families and our loved ones dear Jesus. May You give hope to the hopeless. May You strengthen the weak and heal all those who are sick among us. May Your remember all those who are single and waiting on You marriage that You may unite them with their spouses. May You bless all those who are married and cement them with codes of love that cannot be broken. May You remember all those who are divorced or separated that You may respond to their hearts desires. May You remain close to the widows and widowers dear Jesus. May Your love and grace be ever present in our lives our loving Savior. We love You dear Jesus, thank You for loving us first. All glory, honor, power, wisdom, wealth, blessings belongs to You Jesus now and forever. Amen
Further reading: John 3:16, Matthew 5:9
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