Symbols of Love
It’s that time of year again…hearts, flowers, roses, chocolate, and the color red. You see it everywhere—grocery aisles, department store décor, radio and TV advertising, and colorful billboards. All declaring in loud, blaring obviousness that Valentine’s Day is here once again!
It’s a celebration and idolization of romantic love. Commercialized and represented most often by large, red hearts. These images encapsulate emotion, warm fuzzy feelings, and romance with a simple visual representation and are put forth by the world as the depiction of the essence and fundamental meaning of love. This is the world’s symbol and icon for love. However, is this what ours should be? Should we use the world’s model that lifts up fleeting emotion and fuzzy feelings and use it to represent the love Christ showed us and we ought to show others? Or does God have a different symbol in mind?
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