So I was thinking.
Since manufacturers and big business have hijacked Christmas, making it all about toys, electronic shavers, and smelly perfumes...
And since the same have also hijacked Easter, making it all about marshmallow chicks, chocolate bunnies, and 1/2 off Easter dresses...
Why don't we get them back?
Friday is Valentine's Day. It's THE commercial holiday. Candy. Flowers. Cards with Snoopy on them. Expensive bottles of wine. Fancy jewelry. It's, in part, a holiday that can easily become all about things, stuff, money, and merchandise.
This Valentine's Day don't let it happen. Instead, let's hijack this holiday for Jesus.
What do I mean?
The Bible describes for us how real love isn't found in paper cards or in the third mystery chocolate. (No...wait, that's coconut.) Real love is found in the sacrificial death of our Savior Christ Jesus: "Greater love has no one than this: that one lay down his life for his friends." (John 15:13)
This is what Jesus did. He laid down his life for us. Dare I say, this was a greater way to show love than a $45 teddy bear holding a bouquet of fresh flowers with twelve red balloons tied to his arm!!!
Make Valentine's Day about His love. Hijack the Holiday!
Pass on God's love with a message in your cards.
In other words -- dwell in God's love and share God's love! Do this and I know we'll be on our way to accomplishing our goal.
Let's hijack Valentine's Day for Jesus.