When I was single, I used to think Mr. Right got hit by a bus. After all, he was nowhere to be found. I remember while I waited for my Prince Charming Valentine’s Day wasn’t all that fun. All my married friends had flowers, or a special night out. I had “Princess Bride” and Ben & Jerry’s.
Now that I’m married to my Prince Charming, I realize that life isn’t quite as perfect as I thought it was back in my single days. Chocolates and roses are often part of my Valentine’s Day, but getting a sitter and having the cash flow for the perfect night out isn’t always as easy as it looks.
Still, my Prince Charming is the one I want to share each moment of my life.
Valentine’s Day can be a sweet reminder of the love we share with our sweetheart, but what about the those who are unvalentined? Single, widowed, or a soldier’s family. To them Valentine’s Day can be a reminder of being alone. Alone on a holiday that is all about being loved.
Its time for those of us who have Valentines to remember that Valentine’s Day is about love, not just romance. Love like our Heavenly Father showed us. Love that sought us out when we were alone and reminded us that we were loved.
“My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.” John 15:12(NIV)
If you are Valentined this year, look for someone who really is feeling alone. Perhaps they have a loved one in the service, they are unattached romantically, their parent or spouse has recently died or they have a family member who is critically ill.
Find a way to show them they are loved. Sharing God’s love can be as simple as a phone call, a card, chocolates, flowers, preparing a meal or helping them shovel their driveway.
This year let’s find a way to make sure that no one is unvalentined. Jesus did the same for us when he died on the cross. Valentine someone unvalentined and you will be sharing God’s love with someone who really needs the reminder.
What are some ideas for making someone feel loved today that might be feeling alone?