Courtney hid behind her toy chest, surrounded by red paper,
crayons, glue and scissors. She was making a valentine for God as a
surprise to take to church.
“Courtney?” Courtney heard her mother calling her. She tried to
hide her valentine supplies.
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“What’s going on?” Mom asked as she walked through the door.
When Courtney explained, her mom hugged her. “That’s a wonderful
idea,” she said. “But you’ve already given God a valentine.”
“Every time you sing a song to God or pray or do nice things for
people, you’re giving God a beautiful valentine,” she said.
“God has given you a valentine too,” she said.
Courtney looked puzzled.
“Jesus is God’s valentine to you,” Mom explained.
Courtney thought for a moment. Then she said, “I bet he’s the
best valentine anybody ever gave.”
Her mom smiled and said, “I just bet you’re right.”
Fort Collins, Colorado