Tuesday, February 14, 2012
The Perfect Valentine
I am not a very big fan of Valentine's Day. Even when I was dating and then married, the day was not a big deal to me. On top of that St Valentine really has little to do with how this "holiday" is celebrated. Yes, I am a cynic and not much of a romantic, what can I say.
Last year I came across a poem called Valentine's Day with Jesus. I think it better describes what a valentine and this day should be about. The hearts, flowers and candy are all nice, but I much prefer Jesus' gift of Eternal life with Him.
You can read the poem here.
Despite my cynicism :) Happy Valentine's Day to all.
Psalm 45: Canticle of Love to the King
My heart overflows with a good theme;
I address my verses to the King;
My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
You are fairer than the sons of men;
Grace is poured upon Your lips;
Therefore God has blessed You forever.
Gird Your sword on Your thigh, O Mighty One,
In Your splendor and Your majesty!
And in Your majesty ride on victoriously,
For the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness;
Let Your right hand teach You awesome things.
Your arrows are sharp;
The peoples fall under You;
Your arrows are in the heart of the King’s enemies.
Your throne, O God, is forever and ever;
A scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your kingdom.
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You
With the oil of joy above Your fellows.
All Your garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia;
Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made You glad.
Kings’ daughters are among Your noble ladies;
At Your right hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir.