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الخميس, مايو 23, 2024


Valentine’s Day is a powerful reminder of God’s love for us—and of how we can share His love with others. Make the most of the opportunity to express God’s love to those around you today.

1. Give A Hug (Or A Handshake Or High Five)

There is a reason physical touch is known as one of the five love languages. Parents, hug your children (even when they outgrow you). Children, hug your parents, grandparents, and yes, even your brother and sister.

Did you know a hug can physically improve the life of another person? In fact, hugs have been shown to instantly boost oxytocin levels, which heal feelings of loneliness, isolation, and anger.

Of course, some caution may be warranted regarding hugs in certain situations. Use discretion, and ask beforehand if you feel the need, but realize a caring hug can communicate love in vital ways.

2. Write Encouraging Words

The Bible has been called God’s love letter to humanity. We recognize the value of God’s words of encouragement, yet we often miss the value of an encouraging handwritten note, a caring text message, or a positive email to a friend.

In fact, handwritten notes have become so uncommon in our digital age that the simple gesture of writing to a friend of loved one can have great impact. Don’t know where to begin? Start with expressing a few reasons you care about the person. Look at the Bible for a verse to include. Simply say “thank you” or “I love you.” You’ll be amazed at the difference it can make.

3. Make A Call

Many young (and even older) people now prefer to text or use social media to communicate rather than to make a phone call. However, the power of hearing someone else’s voice provide encouragement or say, “I love you,” has a tremendous impact.

Think of a friend or family member you care about and have not spoken with in a long time. How would you feel if the person called you today just to talk? You’d probably highly value the conversation.

Instead of waiting for the “other person,” why not take the initiative and call someone now? If the person doesn’t call, consider leaving a voice message to encourage them through the influence of your voice.

4. Communicate God’s Love

The greatest message we can share with another person is God’s message of love regarding eternal life. If you haven’t memorized it already, consider focusing on John 3:16. Why? God’s love. God’s love gives every person the opportunity to experience new life in Christ.

Those of us who know God also have the privilege and responsibility to communicate the love of Christ to others. We are called to both demonstrate and communicate His love to those who have yet to believe in Him.

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