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What comes to your mind when you think of Valentine’s Day?  A dozen long stemmed red roses, wrapped in cellophane, tied with a satin bow?  Chocolates in a red, heart-shaped box, trimmed with lace around the edges?  A beautiful valentine expressing the choicest words in an extra special way.  There are many different ways of showing love.

My husband, Jim, knows that I cherish carnations, so on Valentine’s Day he often buys me two dozen red and white ones. The sharp contrast of the colors always brightens my home.  Jim’s thoughtfulness brightens my heart.  

God wants us to enjoy gifts and expressions of love from those who care for us, but we must never put anything or anyone above Him. He wants to be the center of attraction in our lives.  Because of that, the most important thing to dwell on is His love for us–love that far surpasses tokens of human love. 

Words of love and thanksgiving to Christ should be our first priority, not only on Valentine’s Day, but every day!  Such a small gesture, considering the great price He paid for us.    

Flowers and candy are perishable, but Christ’s death on the cross is a gift that lasts forever.

                                                           (c) Frances Gregory Pasch      

Hope you all have a wonderful Valentine’s Day tomorrow. Regardless of your circumstances, remember that God loves you unconditionally and treasures your friendship. Express your love to God and thank Him for all that you have. Remember that He has a special purpose for your life. If you spend time with Him, He will reveal His plans for you.

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