Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Fourteen Days of Love

Today marks the first day of "The Fourteen Days of Love!" We're going to give you great ideas to show those in your house that you love them and for some unexpected people, you'll be able to let them know you are grateful for them!

The first one: Who was Cupid?
In Roman mythology, Cupid was the god of love/desire. He is shown shooting his arrow to inspire romantic love. Of course, if you want to know more about Cupid, you can google, "Who was Cupid?"

But, I find it interesting (and contradictory) that our God is described in the bible as, "...God is love." I John 4:8. He's not just the god of love, He IS love.

So, as we start this month celebrating those closest to us, let's begin in the right spot. I John 4:7-9, "Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him."

The One who showed us unconditional love stands as our example of how to love those around us : unselfishly.Instead of forcing us, He gives us the opportunity to choose how we will love - no arrows required.

Think about those you love. In the past month, how have you loved them? Generously, happily, unselfishly? Or have you gone through the motions because you're supposed to? Look back at the unreserved love of Jesus, (ouch) and love because He loved you first.

(We are ending our 2nd snow day in Texas. Another one tomorrow. What a great time (test) to love those in my house!)
Sharon :)

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