Valentines day is a day set aside for us to celebrate our relationships. It focuses on the romantic ones, of course, but the celebration is wide spread all the same.
I just wanted to take the time, in the midst of all of the planning and sea of emotions, to appreciate many of the couples I know. I have some dear friends dating each other, engaged to each other, and even married to each other. Most of them are beyond adorable, but I digress. I’ve seen a lot of relationships. I’ve seen some of them blossom, and some of them fall. All this through the full-of-risk activity to get to know another person in an intimate way. As amazing as some of these people are, healthy relationships are getting rare.
I’m afraid that most of the people I see in relationships are far from treating each other in a right manner. They abuse each other and consider it normal. They blindly charge into an intimate relationship without considering the responsibility that comes with holding another person’s heart in their hands. This is normal for our generation today. This is encouraged in our generation today. Don’t think. Just feel. Don’t be reasonable, be passionate. Passion is a very good thing, but without moderation, it will leave both parties broken. Reckless passion is how we turn a significant other into an idol. The person you love becomes a tool for you to spite God. I need you to sit back and think about just how horrifying that really is. We take the people we love the most and use them as a means to sin. Relationships are a dangerous business, and if you don’t maintain focus then both of you will lose. In our relationships, we are called to love God before any man or woman. Whether this is a friend, family member, or significant other. This is an idea that our nation neither respects nor understands. But there’s hope.
That hope is you. Here’s to the strong, the focused, and the God fearing. There’s something truly special about two people who love each other for God’s glory. With this comes great blessing and your light will not shine unnoticed. It’s truly been an adventure to have friends who understand the importance of a faithful, and faith filled, relationship.
Today is Valentines day. It’s also the Sabbath. While you celebrate your significant other, don’t forget about your most significant other. Don’t forget to celebrate the most important relationship in your life. God’s son died for you, baring all of your sins and saving you from eternal damnation. A genuine love and sacrifice. If that’s not romantic, then I don’t know what is.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.”