First – an admission that I am NOT a Valentine’s Day person. To me, it’s a day on the calendar where flowers are overpriced, restaurants are crowded, and it can be isolating and sad for some people. Besides, shouldn’t we show love daily to those we love the most? Yes. I know that’s a given. And, I’m not against what other people want to do for this day because — to each their own. We do a little bit for our girls, but we really don’t go overboard. In fact, I’ve told Mickey to NOT send me flowers and all on this day. Sometimes he does anyway, but it’s mostly just another day around our house.
That said, today does bring an opportunity to reflect on what love is and what love does. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 (although this graphic shows 6) says so much about what love is and how love should look. Mickey used this passage in his proposal and for that, and a lot of other reasons, it means so much to me. It’s a great reminder for every day on how to love well. We don’t need flowers, candies or baubles to put this into action.
I won’t try to add to what this passage has to share with us because nothing I can say will mean more than what it already says. Not to mention that whole not adding to Scripture thing. What I will say is that those of us who are married or in a committed relationship can always glean from this and make sure we’re living it out and putting it into practice. And, for those who are in a season of waiting – well, this is the most excellent guide for that one special someone when they come along in your life. Want a litmus test for a lasting relationship? Open The Word, it’s there in 1 Corinthians.
Have a beautiful day, y’all…