Valentine’s Day is celebrated every year. When you go to the mall, watch television or check out social media, you know that the love month is upon us.

But with barrage of images, love songs and videos, one can either fall into an enjoyment of the season of hearts or despise it. It can bring pressure for both the singles and married alike.

According to CNN
224 million roses are grown in time for Valentines Day
$18.6B is going to be the total spending
Another source tells us that 15% of women send themselves flowers on that day.

Recently, people have started celebrating S.A.D. (Singles Awareness Day) which is a complement to Valentine’s Day for people who are not in a romantic relationship.

When did it all start anyway?
Here’s a good article of when Valentine’s Day started.

But for the singles, here are a few things that might help…

– Go out for dinner with friends and do something fun.
– Get together with some people and host a Valentine dinner for someone who recently lost a loved one.
– Do something for people who would appreciate it at this time like those who are sick, the elderly, children who don’t have parents, etc.

But whatever you do, remember that it’s not one person that can complete you. The famous line “you complete me” is just not true. There’s only One that can complete us – Jesus.

Remember, no two broken people can complete each other. If you’re not complete before you get married, you can’t expect to become complete because of the relationship you are currently in. Two needy people will only end up devouring each other if they’re in it to simply get their needs met.

Only Christ can truly satisfy.

Blaise Pascal said that there is a God-shaped void inside of us that only God can fill. People try to fill it with career, achievements and relationships. But in the end, they fall short.

The Bible is filled with promises of satisfaction for the discontent.

    • In your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore. (Psalm 16:11)
    • The afflicted shall eat and be satisfied; those who seek him shall praise the Lord! May your hearts live forever! (Psalm 22:26)
    • Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.” (John 6:35)
    • For he satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul he fills with good things. (Psalm 107:9)

Don’t let circumstances or holidays dictate how you feel. Let God’s Word fill your heart and determine how amazing your Valentine’s Day will be. Have a great one.

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