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February 8, 2012

On The Bright Side -Feb 8, 2012 – Mary Howell

Filed under: Mary Howell — Freddie Keel @ 6:30 am

On The Bright Side

Mary Howell


Valentine’s Day will be next Tuesday, February 14, 2012.  Although nobody gets the day off from work, the day is a special day designated to express our love for friends and family.


Valentine’s Day may be celebrated with a candlelight dinner or  a  simple card or note to let someone know that they are loved.


The Bible tells us that God is love and reminds us of God’s greatest valentine to the world which may be found in the verse, John 3:16.  “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son so that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”


Songs remind us of that love makes the world go round.  Without love in our hearts, we cannot know the joy and peace that Jesus can give to us.


1 Corinthians 13.  “Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal.  And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing.  Love suffers long and Is kind, love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up.

Does not behave itself unseemly, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil.  Does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth.  Bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails, but whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away.  For we know in part and we prophesy in part.  But when  that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.  When I was a child, I spoke as a child.  I understood as a child, I thought as a child, but when I became a man, I put away childish things.  For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face.  Now I know In part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.  And now abide faith, hope, love. These three but the greatest of these is love.”


Let us take the time to remember those we love on Valentine’s Day.


A single rose, a box of candy or a cheery phone call can convey the words “I love you” and give those we love a day on the bright side.


February 8, 2012


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