It's almost Valentine's Day and there are so many crafty ideas out there on the web.
I came up with one of my own and wanted to share it with you.
Valentine's Day is mostly linked with romantic love, but I wanted to focus on the most perfect love there is...
So I grabbed my bible and found scriptures, some that spoke of God's love for us and some that spoke of how we are to demonstrate that love to others. There are so many to choose from, but I narrowed it down to 29;
one for each day of February.
So once I had the scriptures, I set out to gather the rest of my supplies. I still have the branches I used for my Jesse Tree. They've been bare since after Christmas and they were begging for a bit of decoration. I went to Michael's and grabbed some 3-D felt heart stickers, a 12x12 sheet of red polka-dot scrapbook paper and embroidery thread.
I stuck all of the stickers onto the blank side of the scrapbook paper and cut them out so the red polka dot paper can be seen on the back of each of the felt hearts. Then I used a sewing needle to string the embroidery thread through each heart and tied a knot so they could be hung onto the tree. But, before hanging each heart I wrote down the address to a love scripture on the polka dotted side of the hearts.
So each night after dinner we each take turns grabbing a heart and the red bible nearby, looking up the scripture and reading it to the family. Then we talk about it. It's been a blessing to share with each other about what God's love is and how we're meant to show it to others.
We're discovering the true meaning of love.
And I'd like to share it with you...
Here are the scriptures that decorate the hearts on our tree.
We are reading one together each night in February and
letting the word go deep into our own hearts.
May God's love be sown deep into your heart and made evident to all!
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