Saturday 2nd November 2019 Prayer Devotion
Scripture Reading:- 1 Corinthians 13
Topic:- Let Jesus Be Your Val
Text:- John 15:13
Today’s exhortation is on what people call, “valentine’s day.” What is Valentine’s Day? Valentine’s Day is an annual festival to celebrate love, friendship and admiration.
Every year on 14 February people celebrate this day by sending messages of love and affection to partners, family and friends. Couples send Valentine’s day cards and flowers and spend special time together to honour their love for each other.
Valentine’s Day is named after Saint Valentine, a Catholic Priest who lived in Rome in the 3rd Century. At the time of Valentine’s life, many Romans were converting to Christianity.
During that time, Emperor Claudius was a pagan and created strict laws about what Christians were allowed to do. Claudius believed that Roman Soldiers should be completely devoted to Rome and therefore passed a law preventing them from marrying.
St Valentine began to marry these Soldiers in secret Christian ceremonies and this was the beginning of his reputation for believing in the importance of love.
Eventually Valentine was found out and jailed for his crimes against Claudius. While imprisoned, Valentine cared for his fellow prisoners and also his Jailor’s blind daughter.
Legend has it that Valentine cured the girl’s blindness, and that his final act before being executed was to write her a love message signed, “From your Valentine.” Valentine was executed on 14 February in the year 270.
It wasn’t until more than 200 years later that 14 February was proclaimed St Valentine’s day. By this time Rome had become Christian and the Catholic Church was determined to stamp out any remaining paganism. A pagan fertility ritual was held in February each year, and the Pope abolished this festival and proclaimed 14 February Saint Valentine’s Day. Thus establishing this feast day on the Catholic calendar of saints.
Why is today’s topic centered on Valentine and who is your Val? There is somebody, whose love is greater, than that of Valentine. The person is, “Jesus Christ.” His own love started from God Himself who later gave Him [Jesus] for us to die for our sins. See John 3:16.
Is this same Jesus, who went to the cross to die, even for the discussed Valentine and the whole world, among whom you are. A man that has no sin, yet died to save mankind from going to hell with the devil, and redeem us back to God. See John 15:13.
Who then supposed to be your Val or Valentine, if not Jesus? Please, make Jesus your lover by inviting Him into your life to be your Lord and Savior. As you do this, you will surely be well with you! See Revelation 3:20.
1. Lord Jesus Christ! Your love for me is special and can never be quantified, thank You, i love You, in the name of Jesus Christ.
2. I give my life to You Lord Jesus Christ today, save me, and come into my heart, and be my all in all henceforth, in the name of Jesus Christ.
3. I command every power militating against me, catch fire, in the name of Jesus Christ.
4. Oh Lord God! You are the only lover of my soul, help me to love You till the end of my life, in the name of Jesus Christ.
5. I challenge every problem in my life with the love of Jesus now by fire, in the name of Jesus Christ.
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