Valentine’s Day 2019
“Valentine’s Day, also called Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is celebrated annually on February 14. Originating as a Western Christian feast day honoring one or two early saints named Valentinus, Valentine’s Day is recognized as a significant cultural, religious, and commercial celebration of romance and romantic love in many regions around the world, although it is not a public holiday in any country.
Martyrdom stories associated with various Valentines connected to February 14 are presented in martyrologies, including a written account of Saint Valentine of Rome’s imprisonment for performing weddings for soldiers, who were forbidden to marry and for ministering to Christians persecuted under the Roman Empire. According to legend, during his imprisonment Saint Valentine restored sight to the blind daughter of his judge, and before his execution he wrote her a letter signed “Your Valentine” as a farewell.”[Valentine’s Day – Wikipedia]
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Let me be clear: Love comes from God and any attempt to replicate that love apart from God is doomed to failure.
Do not be decieved, Cultural Christianity nor a Valentine’s Day card is a substitute for the power of God’s love manifested through a man and woman. For: Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. (1 John 4:7)
Marketed Valentine’s Day products are part of the reason that marriages in the United States have a 50% failure rate ~ a staggering number that everyone has grown too accustomed to hearing. Indeed, the 50% dissolution of marriage rate does not reflect the reality that many who are married live in a state of divorce purgatory.
Only God through a holy life can move His love through an individual. A surrendered man and woman is a wonder to behold as this love from God is worked and willed.
Finding a woman of worth, one noble enough to be loved will ravish a godly man’s heart.
You have ravished my heart, my sister, my bride,
you have ravished my heart with a glance of your eyes,
with one jewel of your necklace.
(Song of Songs 4:9)
Finding a man, a true independent godly man is rarified oxygen these days.
Where has your beloved gone, O fairest among women?
Which way has your beloved turned, that we may seek him with you?
My beloved has gone down to his garden,
to the beds of spices,
to pasture his flock in the gardens, and to gather lilies.
I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine;
he pastures his flock among the lilies.
(Song of Songs 6:1-3)
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“The day first became associated with romantic love within the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. In 18th-century England, it evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as “valentines”). Valentine’s Day symbols that are used today include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have given way to mass-produced greeting cards. In Europe, Saint Valentine’s Keys are given to lovers “as a romantic symbol and an invitation to unlock the giver’s heart”, as well as to children, in order to ward off epilepsy (called Saint Valentine’s Malady).”[Valentine’s Day – Wikipedia]