Valentine’s Day is not a day single people usually like to observe. When you don’t have a Valentine, the day seems pointless—or even like a slap in the face. Valentine’s Day can be a day people feel even more alone because they hear about all of the flowers, candies, and fancy dinners enjoyed by friends and acquaintances.
For me, Valentine’s Day was just another day. I went to work and was at a vantage point where I saw what people were buying their Valentine for later that evening. So many people poured into the store seeking out flowers and candy. Roses. Chocolates. Hours passed. Then someone came up to me with a single carnation. We didn’t sell single carnations. The lady handed me the carnation, smiled and said, “Everyone needs a Valentine.”
I looked down at the slip of paper attached to the flower. It was a church outreach with John 3:16 written along with their church information. I smiled and placed the flower to the side. You see, some people might consider themselves alone on Valentine’s Day, or any day for that matter, but you always have a Valentine. For God so loves you. You are never alone. Not today. Not tomorrow. Not on Valentine’s Day. You are loved.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” – John 3:16 [NIV]
Every Valentine’s Day, there is great focus on LOVE. There is nothing wrong with love, but as we spend each year celebrating a day of love with chocolates, flowers, diamonds and dinner, we cannot neglect to celebrate the love of God. The Bible says that God is love. As you spend this Valentine’s Day, do not forget to spend some time with God.
In celebration of this day of love, I wanted to share a list of twelve songs about God and His amazing love for us. These twelve songs are in no particular order but they are all favorite songs of mine because they focus on the great love of our Father. If you have any others you would like to share, leave a comment. Have a Happy Valentine’s Day and make a point to share the love of Jesus with someone today!!
1. Newsboys – “Your Love Never Fails”
2. Brandon Heath – “Your Love”
3. JJ Heller – “What Love Really Means”
4. David Crowder Band – “How He Loves”
5. Mark Schultz – “Love Has Come”
6. Group 1 Crew – “His Kind of Love”
7. Chris Tomlin – “Love”
8. Sixteen Cities – “Love is Making a Way”
9. Paul Baloche – “The Same Love”
10. Tenth Avenue North – “Love is Here”
11. For King & Country – “The Proof of Your Love”
12. Hillsong Live – “Our God is Love”