The Greatest Valentine
By Edison Swartz
I believe there could be more to Valentine's Day then what we think of it as. I am going to tell you why and how I believe that in just a moment; but first, I am going to tell you a snippet of history of this holiday.
I found the story of St. Valentine quite amazing, actually. St. Valentine was a Christian Martyr who believed in the uniting of Families and marriage. He risked his life, which he eventually lost, by performing illegal marriage ceremonies.
So that is where Valentine's Day got it's name from. However, like I said before I started in into the history stuff, l believe there could be more to Valentines day then what we think of it as today.
I think we should use Valentines day to not only think of our special "Valentine" but also of the people without a special person in their life. There are many people that have no one to love them, no one that will send them flowers, or to give them a box of chocolates. We should share with those people as well; maybe not flowers, but just as a suggestion, maybe some of you could go out and give some chocolates to the less fortunate. Maybe it isn't just the "less fortunate" that need love! Perhaps we should share some love with the well-off people that don't have any love in their life on this special day.
Most of all, Jesus wants our love, not only on Valentine's Day, but on every day for the rest of our life. Want to know a way to share your love with Jesus? Jesus wants us to share the love with others! This is what Jesus says in Matthew 25:40-45: "And the King shall answer and say unto them, 'Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.'"
See how Jesus wants us to help others? He says that if you love others, he feels that love! On the flip-side, if you hate others, you disown him.
So you see, on this Valentine's Day, I challenge you to not only love that special person in your life, but also be that special person to somebody who doesn't have any.
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