“Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.” Romans 13:10
“For great is your love, reaching to the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies.” Psalm 57:10
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16
February is the month of love. It is the month of hearts and cupids and red candy and homemade cards. It is a holiday that many celebrate and many hope passes quickly. This Valentine’s Day, I want to focus on God’s love for his people – His love that reaches to the sky. His love is greater and deeper and wider than anything we can imagine. This month, I want to constantly remind our kids of God’s perfect example of love. I want to show them creation and talk about how this earth is an example of God’s love for us. I want to ask them how we can love like God – the God who created everything we see and sacrificed His son for our freedom and eternity. In response to that love, we can consistently love our neighbors. We can love the community of Orlando, those in need, as well as the people in our home, school, and neighborhood. I challenge you this month to ask your children about what love does. Love is not a feeling that we celebrate once a year. Love is not a response to gifts given. Love is action. God demonstrates this love throughout the Bible, especially in the person of Jesus who demonstrated love actively. Let’s ask our kids how we can practice love this month. Who can we serve? Who can we encourage? For whom can we pray? How can we show love to God and others? As we answer these questions, hopefully, we will begin to view Valentine’s Day in light of God’s great love.
Grace Brown, Faith and Family Coordinator