This year I decided to take a new approach to how we celebrate Valentine's Day. I started to think about love, the true meaning of it, and where it comes from. The answer was suddenly very clear to me, God is love, so we will celebrate God's love for Valentine's Day. I don't want to set my girls up with unrealistic ideas of what romantic love can do for them, but instead flood them with the knowledge of where real, unfailing, and neverending love comes from. True love, love that allows them to love others even the people who do not love them back. Back at Christmas, Alisa made a banner with the names of God on it and Susie Harris made this sign that I have been drooling over. These two women started my brain to thinking and I decided we could make a Valentine's banner with the names of God and verses about his love. His banner over us is love.
Let me tell you girls how much fun it was to make. I study my Bible regularly, but had never done a study just on God's unfailing love. I challenge you to research how many times it is listed in the Bible.
( I love seeing the girls handwriting )
Everyone we know is going to fail us in some way or another, but His love is unfailing and everlasting, doesn't that bring you joy.
His banner over you is love.
If you would like a beautiful reminder of His love check out Susie's DIY and make yourself a sign, to have as a reminder of his love. I think this is the greatest piece of art and hope one day to have one myself, (that will require some sweet talking to my Sweet Hubby).
You can also see His Banner Ove Me Is Love, year two