Remember how important Valentines Day was when you were a child?
Especially when you were in grade school?
Everyone made their own box to receive all of the Valentines we expected to receive from our classmates.
It was decorated as beautifully as we could possibly make it.
Hearts cut out of red, pink, and white construction paper.
If we were lucky....paper doilies!
I always made sure I had a card for each, and every classmate....even the ones that the other kids considered too weird to receive a Valentine.
I knew how sad it made me feel to be shunned. To feel, not cool enough to be included.
There were "classes" within every class.
My family was too poor to be in the "upper class".
We had eight kids in our family.
We didn't have the best clothes, or shoes, or other things to help us "fit in" with the most popular kids.
That fact was apparent at special days like Valentines Day.
It was heartbreaking.
Sparing our children and grandchildren from the pain of rejection can be avoided.
Tell them about Jesus.
Let them know that God knit them together in their mothers womb exactly as He desired them to be.
That He loves them so very much, He sent Jesus to reconcile them to Himself......from sin and death.
How Jesus will never leave them, nor forsake them.
That God's love for them is unconditional.
Once they confess their sin, He is faithful and just to forgive them their sins and cleanse them from all unrighteousness.
They do not have to earn God's love....it's a gift!!
Jesus is their Best Friend!!!
Valentine cards are pretty and fun, but a heart for God is forever.