What if we spent Valentine’s Day celebrating who we are, who God created us to be? What if we made that day, or the month of February, a time to reflect on that? In reality, February 14 is a day made for retailers and the creators of greeting cards. Think of all the cards, flowers, candy, lingerie, jewelry, and other things sold that day—to say nothing of the expensive dinners. What if we saw it, instead, as a time of celebrating love in all its forms? A time to acknowledge that we’re lovable?
No matter whether we’re partnered or single, we have people in our lives whom we love and who love us. Let’s focus on those relations rather than the ones we don’t have. We can remember, too, that we are God’s beloved. One of my favorite Bible passages comes from Isaiah 43. Verse 1b says, “I have called you by name, you are mine.” And verse 4 reminds us, “… you are precious in my sight, and honored, and I love you.”
This message is adapted from “Single and loveable” written by Sonia C. Solomonson that first appeared in the February 2011 issue of Café magazine.