Wednesday, February 12, 2014

5 favorites {no. 5} valentine's day edition

Just in time for February 14 - a Valentine's Day edition of 5 favorites.
I know some people don't care for this holiday. But! I think regardless of whether you are single, in a relationship, or married, St. Valentine's Day is a celebration of love. Did you know St. Valentine is the patron saint not only of happy marriages and engaged couples, but of love and young people?
Love is something we can all celebrate.

In honor of the upcoming feast day, I thought I'd share 5 of my favorite scripture verses on love.
If you have the time, praying with each verse could be a fruitful way to celebrate on February 14.

"Love is strong as death,
passion fierce as the grave.
Its flashes are flashes of fire,
a raging flame.
Many waters cannot quench love,
neither can floods drown it."
{Song of Songs 8:6b-7a}

"Put on love,
that is, the bond of perfection."
{Colossians 3:14}

"Jesus said to his disciples:
'As the Father loves me, so I also love you.
Remain in my love.
If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love,
just as I have kept my Father's commandments
and remain in his love.'"
{John 15:9-10}

"You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart,
and with all your soul, and with all your might."
{Deuteronomy 6:5}

"We love because he first loved us."
{1 John 4:19}

The first three verses I chose were all a part of our wedding ceremony. The fourth verse is the great commandment - I will always remember memorizing this verse for Sr. Lucy's scripture class in high school. :) And the last verse is one I just adore. We are only able to love because God - the source of true love, God who is love - loved us first. What a blessing. I can't even begin to comprehend it!
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Linking up this 5 favorites post with Hallie and friends at Moxie Wife.
Do you have any favorite scriptures about love?
Wishing you a lovely week...
For more Valentine's Day inspiration, visit my Valentine's Day board on Pinterest.

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