I've seen several posts floating around on blogger about being single. Many of them are very good points emphasizing how we, as singles, shouldn't be worried about it and how we need to have Jesus as first in our life. However, I've also seen those with the "Happy Single's Awareness Day".
Why is it that we DO make such a big deal out of being single... on Valentine's day? It seems like we don't mind it as much on other days, but come Valentines day, we are glum, envious of those that do have a 'special person', and generally feeling lonely.
Quite frankly, the only reason I'd like a guy for Valentine's day is so that he can bring me chocolates. Ok, I'm joking. However, this is a pretty serious matter.
In the Bible, Paul exhorts us to use our time wisely while we are single. In fact, he tells us that it is GOOD to be single. We are much better able to serve Jesus when we are single because we don't have to worry about a family to take care of, household duties that need to be done, etc.
So, why is it that we tend to get a bit melancholy on Valentines day?
Well, let's face it. God made us to want to be married, to have a partner in life. However, He also gave us that wonderful thing called Passion. This is what we should have for Jesus Christ our Lord. We should have a passion for Him beyond anything we have ever felt for any one. Period.
So yes, it's fun to think about the day when we will have that special someone to share Valentine's with, but at the same time, we should be glad that we ARE still single because we are better able to serve our Lord. When we're single, He is able to use us in ways that He can't when we're married.
Now, I'm not saying that we shouldn't get married. In fact, that is a beautiful thing that God has created. I'm just pointing out that we really shouldn't be bothered by being single on Valentines day. :-)
So, for all you singles out there, go and serve the Lord! Let Him use you in those special ways.
In Christ's Service,
P.S. I'll be posting pictures of our family's valentines dinner tomorrow or sometime later.. ;-)