He first loved us
Posted on February 14, 2013
We love because He first loved us. 1 John 4:19 ESV
Valentine’s Day focuses on love and affection, sentimentality and sweetness. It’s a day marked with class parties for the younger students, featuring food, crafts, and those handmade valentine boxes that parents remember with fondness. Giving love, showing appreciation, and thinking of others are components of the celebrations, all in the context of God’s love for us.
It’s for that reason the fourth grade held a “1 Corinthians 13” party, rather than a Valentine’s party. The class memorized the entire chapter that describes godly love, recently reciting it for an elementary chapel. Their emphasis reminds us that no one is excluded from God’s love on February 14th or any other day. Romans 5:8 clearly states that “God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (ESV)
Fourth grade students unleashed their creativity, resulting in valentine boxes of all shapes and sizes.
The seniors prepared and delivered carnation valentines for students, faculty, and staff for one of the more popular senior class fundraisers.
The Finely Finished Quartet paid a surprise visit to finance manager, Kerry Woods, delighting her, and everyone within earshot, with their lush harmonies.
Sixth grade students coordinated the middle school chapel, which included class members leading worship, performing skits, and sharing Bible verses centered around the importance of communicating with God.