Origin of Valentines

St. Valentine, Christ-centered Valentine's Day
Some believe Valentine’s Day began as a pagan holiday, but no one knows for sure.

There are 3 Christian legends about St. Valentine.
  • He was a priest who continued to perform marriages after the Roman Emperor outlawed marriage.
  • He was killed trying to rescue Christians imprisoned for their faith.
  • He fell in love with a jailor’s daughter while he was in prison for his faith.
Like many holidays, we’ll never know the exact origins, so let's adopt one that glorifies Christ and create traditions of our own. 

Valentine’s Day is a great time to:
1. write Christ a “love letter.” 
2. Fill your journal with praise for the God who Is love and who Gives love. (1 John 4:7,8
3. Memorize, recite, or copy by hand the love chapter--1 Corinthians 13.

No matter the origins, let’s redeem Valentine’s Day by making it a time to celebrate Christ’s love.
copyright 2012, Gail Burton Purath
Valentine's History 

My Valentine for over 40 years : )

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6 comments:

  1. Hi Gail - I love this, lets take back the good stuff and point others to Jesus! God bless
    Tracy

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  2. Gail, I agree, let's redeem the Day. This is the day the Lord has made. Rejoice and be glad. Blessings,Nona

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  3. I really liked the idea of writing a love note to God in my journal.

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  4. Hi Gail! I hope my relationship with the Lord shows how much I love him. But it's days like today that help me to especially praise and thank him...and thank the people in my life who love me too.
    Happy Valentine's Day to you :)
    Ceil

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