Chocolates and Roses

Author: sethskim  |  Category: Values, Viewpoint

Ahh yes! Out of all the 365 days in a year, today the retail store will cash in on the concept of love. The chocolate and flower industries will be making millions of dollars. Chocolates and flowers are supposed to be a token or expression of our love for someone. I am wondering if there is another way.

Do you remember giving those little heart candies with phrases like, “Be Mine” or “I Love You” inscribed on it when you were younger? I just thought of this today because my two boys had to bring candy to their schools for their Valentine’s Day party. As I was driving, I couldn’t help but to think about my 5th grade Valentine’s party. We were able to fill bags with candies and then give them out to our classmates. Back then, political correctness was not in play; therefore we did not have to give a bag to everyone. People who were “loved” would receive more bags than others. I am just reminded of some of those classmates that only received a few bags. What did it communicate?

I wish I could take all the candy in the world and distribute it to everyone to let them know that Christ loves them. Sometimes we have to look deep inside and realize that we have many bags of candies (probably more than enough).

I just wish I gave more bags of candy back in 5th grade…

“For God so loved the world that he gave…” (Jn 3:16)

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