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Day, we see image of hearts, doves, roses and cupids with bow and arrows. Where do
these symbols come from? Ever since anyone could remember, the
has been said to be where all emotions come from and when someone gives his heart, he
actually gives his whole self. Meanwhile, lovebirds & doves
have also been popular as Valentine symbols since the middle ages because they have only
one mate for life.
red rose is most used to express love on this day. It is said to have
been the flower most sacred to Venus, goddess of love. The color red meant that the
feelings of love were all the more stronger. Cupid as well has its
origins in Greek & Roman mythology. The story goes that Cupid was a god who fell
in love with Psyche, a mortal who later becomes his wife and then becomes banished due to
her imperfect and jealous love. She gets into trouble and falls into a deep sleep
but is eventually rescued by Cupid by his piercing her heart with his arrow and waking her
from her slumber.
This story still
holds true for us today who know Jesus. His perfect love, which surpasses every kind
of love, is ours everyday. If we just respond daily to His call by living lives of
love and service, we too will awaken to see new joys of this life He has given us.
Valentines' Day strengthen the power of love in our lives!