I was in Wal-Mart tonight and it was a mad house down the Valentine aisle! People grabbing cards, stuffed animals and candy; some were barely taking enough time to even read the cards! Tomorrow will be a day filled with all kinds of affections: kissing, gifts, sweet sentiments and sweet nothings! We all have our idea of the perfect Valentine's Day. But, for those who love, it should be Valentine's Day everyday. To be affectionate is to be tender and loving. We should show our love to the people that we care about. I don't mean that we should be constantly giving material things to our love ones, but we should show affection in our actions on a daily basis. It does little good to go all out on one day of the year and then neglect the other 364 days.
We are instructed to "set your affection on things above, not on things of the Earth" Col.3:2 I thought about this some, and if affection means to be tender and loving, and we are to set our affection on things above, not on Earth, then maybe we should be tender and loving to everyone that we come across. Maybe when we stop to help that mother with the three small children get her groceries into the car, or hold the door open for the elderly man, or simply say good morning to the neighbor; could that be setting our affection on things above? Who will you bless this week with the gift of affection?