← back to list

Happy Valentine's Day!

Posted by Sally Bland on

This Sunday is Valentine’s Day. To celebrate, many of us will take time to tell those special people in our lives how much we love and need them. My family always celebrates with a fancy home-cooked meal, dessert, and family games!

This week is also the start of the Lenten season where we are called to focus on the areas of our lives that leave our spiritual life dry and lifeless. When I find myself at that place of disconnect I am grateful for the traditions and faith community that call me to return to a place of longing like David describes in Psalm 63:

“You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you;
I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you,
in a dry and parched land where there is no water.”
–Psalm 63:1

I experienced a renewed passion last week when I had the privilege of worshipping God alongside our Elementary students. During our time together we focused on our need for God to heal us from issues we were facing. God is doing amazing things in our young faith community! They did not hesitate to identify struggles in their lives and release those struggles to God. From dealing with sadness as friends move away to dealing with anger towards family members (particularly siblings), these students were not afraid to ask for God’s help and healing in their lives.

I pray you earnestly seek God during this Lenten season and that he quenches your thirst as you grow closer to Him. I look forward to seeing you on Sunday! Happy Valentine’s Day!


to leave comment