Hello everyone! I hope February was a month of blessings for each of you!
As you all know, February is considered the month of ❤️LOVE ❤️
Valentines day had people in a total frenzy and spending more money on gifts to show their love than ever before! People freak out over trying to buy the perfect gift because it is so expected in our society.
Here are a few facts on Valentines Day 2021:
- $21.8 Billion was the total Valentine’s Day spending projected for 2021
- $231 vs $101: Men spent more than twice as much as women
- $8.1 Billion : the amount Americans spent on jewelry, flowers and candy
WOW! I was very shocked to see just how much money was spent by people for ONE day! Did all the gifts purchased make a difference in the relationship? Did that expensive gift make up for the lonely times a spouse may have been feeling or the constant arguments in the relationship?
I am not knocking Valentine’s Day, but I believe love should be shown every day. Affection should be shown every day. There is so many personal ways we can show our love to our mates, friends and children.
The gifts are nice, don’t get me wrong, but the actions should be present every day in people’s lives, not just on a designated day of the year.
I started thinking about the stress some may have had to get the perfect present to please someone just because they feel it is expected. It is almost a “forced” get me a gift to show your love for me or else .
I am thankful we have a love, security and trust that is every day in our lives. Jesus paid a much greater price to show his never failing love for each of us!
It is a comfort knowing that he doesn’t show us his love only on a designated day or because that is what the world expects. He shows us in tiny ways, large ways and every day when we wake up- we can feel his love and presence and Oh, what a gift! There isn’t a box of chocolate, or any amount of flowers that can top his love!
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believe the in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16
I am glad he is there every day, every single second to show us pure, undying love!
please join in prayer and fasting for the following needs:
Rev. Mike and Julie McGhghy, Aimers to Costa Rica
- Bro. Fred Beall-complete healing in body
- Bro. Jeremiah Hayes mother, Tina needs a miracle
- Bro. & Sis. Pray for loss of their son-in-law and their daughter also
- Bro. Leland Hanes wife Carolyn needs a complete healing
- Bro. Eagens granddaughter, Julia
- Sis. Lydia Diaz
Remember all the families that have been affected by COVID-19. Also, try to encourage someone. There are many that suffer from loneliness due to all the isolation during COVID and a simple word or a little card will show them someone cares.
Chaplain Carman Hamby