St. Valentine’s Day

I would make a special prayer and thought today for those who are lonely and looking for love. May we remember single-parent mothers or fathers who are struggling alone to face the difficulties of bringing up their children on their own. There is remembrance of those who are in abusive relationships, we pray for safety for them. We pray for those for whom romance is only a memory as they grieve a lost one. And finally we prayer that all may experience the total, unfailing love of You their God and Father.

God’s Plan for Humanity

One book, over 1,200 years in the making, many authors, poetry and prose, the best book that this world affords – the Bible, the God-breathed and inspired word of God. Nevertheless we don’t worship the book, we worship the author – God.

Containing 66 books, we read of God’s love, the history of the Israelites as well as the life of Jesus, wisdom literature, prophecies, apocalyptic writings along with psalms, lamentations, poetry of the deep longings of the heart. We learn of the life of Jesus and His disciples and the doings of the early church

It’s amazing how up to date the Bible and Christianity is. Our system of numbering the years is fixed by the date of the birth of Jesus – BC, AD. Many of our modern festivals are rooted in the Christianity. Valentine’s Day is a saint’s day, Pancake Day was a time of using up luxury food before Lent, Halloween had it’s roots in All Hallows Eve and Christmas Eve was All Saint’s Day or Hallowmas.