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Sunday, 14 February 2016

Celebrating True Love

Dear friends, let us practice loving one another, for love comes from God and those who are loving and kind show that they are the children of God, and that they are getting to know him better 1John 4:7

Do you know what people all over the world are celebrating today? Obviously the town has been painted red. Pepper red. They are celebrating LOVE. Today is that day in the year when many people wear colours like red and white to symbolise love. There is nothing wrong in celebrating love.

But the question is Can love be celebrated without knowing its true meaning?. God is the true meaning of love. No man in history has shown more love than God did. For the love of mankind, God gave his all, Christ gave himself and the Holy Spirit thangs around our sin-infested world.

Today, the world remembers Saint Valentine, who risked his life against the orders of the cruel Emperor Cladius just because he loved to see people happy. Saint Valentine stood on the other side of Christ. Whoever celebrates him must stand where he stood. Giving room to sin such as fornication, adultery, partying etc are the direct opposite of what today stands for.

According to a lecturer years ago, the devil has taken over Saint Valentine's day but you can go against him by celebrating God's love. This goes beyond wearing red, sending text messages about how you feel and giving gifts to special people. Reach out to people who are ordinarily out of your way. Give Jesus a gift such as telling someone about Him today and rededicating your life to Him.

Don't just stop today. Celebrate love everyday. If love is your way of life, your life will be full of wonders.


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