This Valentine’s Day will be a very important day to thousands, or even millions, of couples. Valentine’s Day and the preceding days will inevitably be filled with ideas, plans, emotions, unexpected trials, creatively manufactured unique joys, flowers, trinkets, jewelry, and (hopefully), plenty of chocolate!
Why is there all this commotion around a single day? Perhaps it’s because time, research, and religion typically all agree on the assertion that TWO is better than ONE! As Christians, we remember Genesis 2: 18, when,
“…the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.”
We may even recall Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 (KJV):
9 Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour.
10 For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up.
11 Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm alone?
12 And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
So, it is very natural, and even supernatural for humans to seek to find their match and to pay special attention to finding and maintaining the right match. Yet, this Valentine’s Day, be careful not to leave the most important match out of the plans for your special day!… God!
While people may cause your frustration, anger, and weariness, Isaiah 40:28-31 (KJV) asks and reminds us:
28 Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.
29 He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.
30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:
31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
It is not enough to simply find your humanly match, as you strive to overcome the challenges presented in life and orchestrate a great Valentine’s Day. God is the essential first cord before and during any human relationship. Using easy math, we pretty much all understand that 1+2=3!
“and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.”, states Ecclesiastes 4:12.
So, this Valentine’s, as the world focuses on couples and pairs, remember that your relationship is strongest when it’s a threefold cord of God, you, and your spouse! Make sure not to leave any portion of that threefold cord out of your Valentine’s Day plans! 🙂
And, if you really want to add a fun spin to mounting up with wings as eagles this Valentine’s Day, why not take to the sky… literally? Do something unique and fun with your spouse that will remind you very vividly how God helps us soar! If you live in the D/FW area, I recommend a Greatest Generation Aircraft Valentine’s Day flight! My husband and I had a great evening with them just as couple years ago!
Have a Great Valentine’s Day 2018!
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