it gets a lot of attention, doesnt it?
We think about that special someone, pass out cards in class, get sick on chocolate, weep over singleness, go gaga... blah blah blah. Wonderful, isnt it?!
What if February held something different? What is Valentines Day anyways? What did it used to be?
- The fact is... the Christian church did not participate in this tribute to the Roman gods Athena, Pan, and Jupider's son Cupid.
- The fact is... back in 498 AD-ish (not possotively sure) the Roman Catholic Church ordained a reverse holiday to remember the millions who died for the Faith... mainly "St." Valentine.
- The reality today is... Christians are still mass-persecuted... very badly.
- The reality today is... the world is still openly celebrating the sinful nature.
- The reality today is... Christians are still called to be separate from the world's practices. To have no part in sin, and shine as a light for Christ in a dark world.
- The reality today is... most everybody celebrates Valentines day on Feb. 15, but most have lost sight of its real meaning.
I propose that we gather together as One in Christ's blood and take time to renew ourselves as God's. To step out of our sinfulness, and be separate. To reach out with God's love that first loved us when we were yet sinners. That we would pass out tracks instead of cute little cards. Take some time and pray!
I challange you. Make February a time to step out and LOVE with God's love, and pray for the persecuted church, your own brothers and sisters, bonded to you by Christ's redeeming blood. Take on willingly His perfection and cast aside what is hindering you from saying "I DO, and I always will" to Him.
What do I, personally, perscribe for you to do? Take action... email this site to your friends, your pastors, your church leaders, your church youth leaders, your authorities, your peers. Ask them to gather with you at your house, yard, or church to pray together for the plight of the world, and those who pay with their lives to follow Christ with everything.
Love you bloggees
- Colossians 4:18
- Hebrews 13:3