Thursday, February 11, 2010
Surviving Valentine's Day
Valentine's Day for some people is not pleasant. Advertisements abound strictly intended for couples. Much is made about romance on this day. Some couples feel pressured to give each other perfect gifts, due to the marketing blitz. If you are single and not in a relationship, or suffering from a broken heart, or are married, but are forgotten on this day, take heart. Look around and realize you are not a solitary figure in a boat - there are other passengers.
This day will be what you make of it. Appreciate all the loved ones around you and do something special for them. Life is very uncertain as we all hang by a fragile human thread. Our lives are made up of different seasons, some of the seasons seem to linger a while, but they will not always stay the same. Remember there is One who loves us with a great and enduring love and who is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8). One who is faithful (Psalm 57:10), unchanging, and unwavering in His love. One who binds up the heart of the brokenhearted (Psalm 147:3)and who has vowed never to leave us or forsake us (Deuteronomy 31:6).
But you, O Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness. Psalm 86:15 NIV
For the Lord is good and His love endures forever. Psalm 100:5 NIV