For You From The Word
We love because he first loved us. (1 John 4:19, NIV)
For You To Think About
Valentine’s Day (February 14) is a holiday that celebrates love of all kinds.
Each year, Americans send 180 million Valentine’s cards to family members, friends, secret crushes, people they like, or people they care for. Valentine’s cards and gifts are not limited to those with whom you share romantic love. The holiday is a beautiful opportunity to express affection, appreciation, and friendship for all those in your life.
Yet in a recent poll, 40% of people express negative feelings about Valentine’s Day. In particular, one in ten young adults admit to feeling lonely, insecure, depressed, or unwanted during the holiday. This is especially true for pregnant women, specifically those who may not have the support of a partner or family member during pregnancy when the tendency to feel lonely can be even greater.
Why not send a Valentine or a special note of support to a pregnant woman you know?
It is an opportunity to celebrate love of all kinds. Valentine’s Day provides the occasion to show a pregnant woman that you care about her and are thinking of her and her baby.
For You To Pray
Thank you for loving us first. Help me show love to a pregnant woman this day.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.