Then I thought naawwwww, instead I am going to take this to a place it was never meant to go – the Christians,
Yes, I was thinking about what would happen if Christians really started paying attention to this particular holiday, after all, it is about love and we – Christ followers that is – believe that God is love. We really should be taking it far more serious.
If God is love then you can make the case that on a day where love is supposed to be the focus then Christians should co-opt the day and make it another day we – Christ followers that is – and pay it a lot of attention.
No, I mean A LOT!
Here’s my theory, if we did that, if we made Valentine’s Day about God, love and God’s love for us and our love for him then I bet that in less than ten years people that choose not to follow Jesus would be up in arms every February 14.
They would complain about kids passing out Valentine’s in class – it would be another form of proselytizing – preaching through cute little cards with candy – like Easter.
I am not 100% sure it would even take 10 years.
In fact, the more I think about the more I believe we need to do it with every holiday that we celebrate in this country – on second thought the whole world over.
I am sure there is some way that we can make all known holidays about God.
Here’s the thing, it is all about God anyway but we don’t act that way. Too often the holidays we are all about us and what we’re getting, how tried we are because of all the extra running around we do, all the extra cooking – you know what I say?
Scripture tells us that God created the Heavens and the Earth but we’re also told that everything that was created was created by him FOR him – so we really should be celebrating Jesus EVERY SINGLE DAY.
That’s what we were created for and THAT is worth celebrating!