Saturday, February 13, 2010

Who is Your Valentine?

Valentine's Day. Another holiday for the merchants to rake in the dough. Flowers, chocolates, perfumes, cards, candy, stuffed animals...go to a store, and you are almost certain to see some frantic guy, rushing around to buy these things up for his beloved before its too late. And it is a nice gesture, to buy gifts for your beloved to let them know how much you love them. It is a special day for our Western Culture to celebrate love.

So who is your valentine this year? For many, this is a no brainer question. Those of us, my self included, who are blessed with a significant other, whether as a spouse, a fiance(e), or simply a good friend you are dating, it seems obvious that our significant other is our one and only Valentine. However, this year, lets not forget someone else that should be our Valentine! There is someone that loves us each more than we can imagine, and He longs for each and every one of us with a desire stronger than anything any of us can experience. He loves us so much, He died on the cross for us. And He left us a lengthy love note, in the Sacred Scriptures. So this year, return the love and make Jesus your Valentine.

This picture inspired me to write this, and I encourage you to make this picture your icon on the internet this weekend. Facebook, Twitter, Myspace...whatever you use, go ahead and remember He who loves you most!