February 11

This week we celebrate Valentines Day.  It is a day to express our love and affections to friends, family, and other loved ones.  However, I would encourage you to do something more.  Since God so loved the world, I want everyone who reads this to be a Valentine to someone who is not close to you.  Maybe it is someone you bump into on a regular bases at a store or a restaurant.  Maybe it is a cashier or waitress.  Maybe it is the greeter at the supermarket you frequent.  Maybe it is a neighbor who just moved in or the mechanic who works on your car.  Bless them in some way this week.  Give them a warm hug or an extra tip.  Smile at them and bless them in the name of Jesus.  And if the mood strikes say, “I know someone who loves you more than you can ever imagine.  Would you like for me to tell you about him?”  The verse of the week on my desktop goes right along with this thought. “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind” (Luke 10:27).  And may you all have a wonderful Valentines Day.