by Doreen Hanna
Valentine’s Day. It is one of the biggest days of the year for the sale of cards, candy, a promise or engagement ring. All forms of media will be promoting the day. There are the Valentine’s parties for the elementary school age children, encouraging the exchange of valentines for every student in the class, and one for the teacher too.
It is supposed to be a happy day for everyone. However, it has also become one of the hardest days of the year for millions of women who are still single, now divorced or widowed today. This day reminds them of their lack of marital status, the failure of a marriage or their loss of one who loved them.
Or, if you are in any of the above categories, I’m here to say right now, “Happy Valentine’s Day!” Let’s celebrate together the Lover of our Soul—Jesus. We have a Heavenly Father who is for us! So who can be against us? He loves us with an everlasting love. He is our God of all comfort. He will wipe away every tear. We are more than conquerors. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Those are just a few of the greatest empowering, loving, encouraging words we receive, not just on Valentine’s Day but every day, just by taking time to read His love letter to us, the Bible.
I close today encouraging you to send out some valentines cards instead of hoping or expecting one this year. Igniting hope for someone else will warm her heart…and yours!
Doreen Hanna is the co-author of Raising a Modern Day Princess and the Founder & President of Treasured Celebrations, the non-profit umbrella for Modern Day Princess ministries. She has been a Bible study teacher for more than 35 years. Doreen was married for 43 years to her husband Chad and has two girls. Additional information about Doreen can be found at: www.doreenhanna.com or www.moderndayprincess.net