This ran at the New York Cupid Times on 2/14/16 – Ü
This is a statement to our culture.
It is Valentine’s Day.
In the beginning… it is not good for man to be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him… God made them male and female. For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh. Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth (excerpts of Genesis 1-3).
Courtship, love, romance, and marriage – all of it is created by God. And when it is done correctly, according to His will and purpose the great beauty of His grand design plays out in the theatre of our lives.
He even made the, “lesser lights” otherwise known as the moon and stars as a romantic backdrop.
Roses are the undisputed queen of Valentine’s day, but have you noticed the exquisite beauty of the rose’s much better looking sister, the tulip? Both are created by God to enchant you on days like today.
Everything God does is lavish which is why He designed us to enjoy strawberries and chocolate.
Much of America loves football because of the design of the game. But along with the design there has to be rules and then judges to enforce the rules. Without the rules and something to enforce the rules the game would quickly degenerate into chaos and we would turn the channel in disgust. When the design is executed within the rules and guidelines then we have the beauty of the game that so many enjoy.
And this is precisely what many in our culture miss when it comes to spiritual matters. God is the designer of all that we can see but along with the design there has to be rules and guidelines. Disease has always been connected to immorality. Some disease is God’s warning to people to stay within the design and the guidelines that he laid out.
We are made in God’s image so we are religious right down to our very core – whether we perceive it or not.
So, the truth will set you free. Enjoy the weekend but keep yourself safe, stay within God’s design and recognize that some things are sacred.