Welcome to February… known for its cold temperatures, being the shortest month, and a gateway to Spring. (Now there’s a pleasant thought!) February is most commonly known however, as the month of LOVE due to Valentine’s Day celebrated on the 14th of this month.
Throughout my years I have noticed that many people share different views about this holiday. Many people look forward to Valentine’s Day with anticipation. They are anxious to see what their significant other has planned, or has purchased for them, in order to show their love and affection. Others however dread this holiday, wishing it wasn’t existent due to feeling as though there is no one who is going to choose them as their “Valentine”. And then there are those who are totally indifferent to Valentine’s Day and don’t seem to show much emotion to this day one way or another.
Which of these people do you identify yourself with? If you are someone who goes above and beyond on this special day, using it as an opportunity to show those special people in your life how much you truly love them, great for you! But my question for you is this, shouldn’t we use every day as an opportunity to demonstrate our love for the people around us? If you are someone who finds yourself a little grumpy on Valentine’s Day, feeling down and out because you feel as though you’re not someone’s “Valentine”, I’ve got exciting news for you! You have the best Valentine of all, Jesus Christ!
John 3:16-17 “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.”
This, my friends, is a reason to celebrate each and every day! While those that we love and admire on Valentine’s may mean the world to us, we are not able to give them any greater a gift than what has already been given by our powerful and merciful God. The awesomeness and power of this love continues to blow my mind each and every day. Do you know what the best part is? God does not wait for a special holiday to demonstrate his love to us. His love is all around us, every day, every hour, and every minute if we take the time to acknowledge it. To God, every day is Valentine’s Day, and he chooses all of us to be his “Valentine”!
My hope is that this month brings you love. Love from friends, family members, spouses and significant others, but most of all I hope that the love of God fills your heart in an abundance! Go out into the world and share this love with others. Make every day a celebration of those that are in our lives.
Eternal Power Fitness would like to extend an opportunity to show our love this month with an upcoming charity event at The Vineyard Community Center in Westerville. This will be a group workout led by Jordan James of EPF and will be held this coming Saturday, February 8th at 11:30 a.m. The event is free to attend, however donations are welcomed and appreciated. For every person in attendance, Eternal Power Fitness will be donating $5.00 to the Central Ohio Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kid’s Sake. We hope that you can join us to help share the love.
Mark 12:30-31 “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.”