Happy Valentine’s Day!
Hope you all have a wonderful day today!
”But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8
Hope you enjoy this day with the ones you love! And remember, even if you don’t have an “earthly” valentine, God’s love for you is FAR greater than the love of any man or woman! May you find your joy in His love this Valentine’s Day and always, dear friends!
Today, I give you, more Valentine’s Day ideas!
My friend Amber from A Classic Housewife and I compiled these holiday ideas several years back. We have a whole year’s worth of holidays compiled, but here is the Valentine’s Day portion! Enjoy the day!
Celebrates: Celebrated on February 14th, Valentine’s Day (named after two Christian martyrs names Valentine) is a traditional holiday for lovers to celebrate their love.
Themes & Scriptures:
1.) God’s Love for Us
• Psalm 36, Psalm 86, Psalm 136, John 3:16, Romans 5:7-9, 1 John 4
2.) Love One Another
• John 13:34-35, John 15:1-17, John 15:1-17, John 15:1-17, Romans 12:9-21, Romans 13:8-9
3. ) “True Love” – As God Defines It
• 1 Corinthians 13, 1 John 3-4
• Together, create a small booklet about ways to show God’s love to others. Host a tea party for friends with a topic of loving others and distribute the booklet. (Mostly for little girls, though women could certainly host a Valentine’s Day Tea for their friends as well.)
• Make “Valentine” cards for friends, family, neighbors or elderly in the church or nursing home. Include scripture on the inside and hand-deliver them with a hug.
• Thinking of those within your circle of ministry, find a way to demonstrate God’s love to several people on Valentine’s Day (For example, mowing the lawn for an elderly neighbor, taking a hot meal to someone who is ill, etc.)
• Brainstorm larger ways to share God’s love on a regular basis: get involved with a jail ministry, a homeless shelter, a soup kitchen, a home for battered women, etc. Find something available in your area and commit to be involved for an agreed upon minimum length of time.
• Read a book about the story behind Valentine’s Day.
• Scripture based Valentine Cards
• Make Cookies: Cross and heart-shaped ones.
• “Hearts of Love” Banner from “Celebrate The Holidays With Scripture” by Dorla Schlitt