Valentine's Day is just around the corner, so today I thought I would finish the Valentine Burlap Bunting that I have been wanting to make. During the fall I made our Thankful Bunting, during Christmas I made our Joy Banner, each banner/bunting having one word that represented a concept for our family to learn about and focus on during the season.
For Valentine's Week what better word than LOVE!
Love is mentioned throughout the Bible, a quick Google search will give you a multitude of wonderful verses about Love.
When asked what the greatest commandment was -
Jesus replied: " Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and Prophets hang on these two commandments." Matthew 22:37-40 (NIV)
I also think the following verse really explains how we are to love, and what love is. I shared this verse in my 17th Anniversary Post this year, and I have also chosen this verse for my Valentine Sunday School lesson this year.
Love is patient, love is kind, It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7
Such a rich verse, full of guidance!
For our Sunday School craft, I have printed out the 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 verse, using a playful font, and rotating between pinks and reds, then glued it on a large heart cut from 12 by 12 pink cardstock. I will also bring red hearts for this craft. We will have fun embellishing it with red and pink glitter. Here's how it turned out.
Of course we will also have to have a fun Valentine snack, I am hoping to make giant heart frosted sugar cookies.
I hope everyone is having a nice week!
P.S. There is still time to enter My Jane Austen Giveaway - giveaway ends Sunday February 12th at midnight :)