*scripture from matthew 5:8
You may not know about this little "holiday" but several years ago, when I was in my teen years, I heard about the day of purity. It was a project started here: Day of Purity.
Supported by schools and churches mostly, the movement seeks to bring awareness to purity and to share the beauty of purity with young people. When I was a teen, I remember the movement encouraged us to wear white on February 13 or sign their purity pledge.
I think it is a highly underrated project and want to point it out to you because purity is so close to my heart and part of the heartbeat of this blog.
Valentine's Day is tomorrow. And before you jump headfirst into chocolate, red roses, romantic dinners, and sappy songs (or fall headfirst into a lonely abyss of the lack thereof, ha!) just think about this - whether you are married or single, I encourage you to think about purity. If you're a mama with a hunky husband and 3 babies, if you'll be holding hands with your new love tomorrow and enjoying a candlelit dinner or if you're a single girl wondering where on earth is my man and what is the Lord doing?! Consider purity. Of heart, mind, body.
At age 13 when I first began thinking about purity and praying for my future husband - I read this in the Bible:
I am praying that you and I will embrace purity today.
Knowing that even when we make mistakes and fall, His grace is there to pick us up time and time again.
Oh how sweet is our God.