PrayerPoints ~ Sunday, February 14th

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Today’s PrayerPoint ~ Psalm 136

“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His love endures forever.                                     Psalm 136:1

Love is in the air these days.  I remember the parties in elementary school where we exchanged valentines. In our early years of homeschooling in Nebraska, we started out making little valentine notes for everyone in the family. And we often did something to give away (Don’s co-workers, special neighbors) because it was fun to do something for others on Valentine’s Day. When we moved to Evansville,  we continued making little valentine notes for everyone in the family but we also met a homeschooling friend who coordinated some super cute Valentine Day parties–all the kids and the moms were invited and it really was a fun family afternoon.

There is a bit of rebel in me (in case you hadn’t already noticed) that doesn’t like the expectation and, sometimes, disappointment that often comes along with the hyped-up romanticism of February 14th. You are loved whether or not you receive anything for Valentine’s Day! And if you haven’t heard it from someone yet…

Happy Valentine’s Day!

So let’s get back to the verse for today:

“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His love endures forever.

I think it is important to “give thanks” because He is good — even though everything happening in our life may not feel good. Giving thanks should not be dependent on our circumstances because God’s goodness is not dependent on our circumstances.

He is good.

His love endures forever.

So while these Hallmark holidays may come and go and our circumstances might be discouraging or downright devastating at any point in our lives, God’s love remains, steadfast and pure.

His love endures forever.

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