As you know Valentine’s Day is approaching; “The Love Day,” as referred to by many. Did you know that while some historians believe that Valentine’s Day commemorates the death of St. Valentine on February 14, others believe it actually has it’s origins in a Pagan fertility festival called “Luperalia” which was celebrated February 15 in ancient Rome? It wasn’t always celebrated with love and romance by everyone. I encourage you to research the history of Valentine’s Day. You will discover many interesting facts. You will discover how this holiday got switched around and is now focused on love, romance, and the sweet stuff :)! Are you also aware that love fulfills the law of Christ, and that we as Christians are called to love? Jesus said love one another. God is love, and it’s His love in our hearts that gives us a heart of love.
From researching how Valentine’s Day could have stemmed from Paganism to celebrating about love, reminded me of how God can take any confusing or questionable time in history and change it for the betterment of humanity. He can also take hard hearts (any heart) and change them into loving and affectionate hearts. With that said, if you have bitter and envying, hate and resentment in your heart, know that your heart is not too hard for God to change. Simply invite Jesus into your heart, and He will do the work. He will make the change. He can give you a heart of love.
“And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.” Romans 5:5
“Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.” I Peter 4:8
Please pray with me: Dear Lord, I will keep on thanking you for a heart of love, in Jesus name, amen. By Hertistine Washington / keeponthanking.com
May the blessings of the Lord be with you today!