Inspired by the Chats4Life presentation on the elderly by Virginia Flo, the Y4Life group at Lutheran North in Macomb, Michigan, hosted an event to make valentines for residents of a local nursing home. We wanted to remind our elderly neighbors that they are loved and valued, especially since, at the time, many may not have had visitors in several months.
Students and faculty stopped by to create cards combining boxed valentines and personal messages of encouragement. Favorite Bible verses were John 3:16 (“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life”), 1 John 4:19 (“We love because he first loved us”), and 1 John 4:9 (“This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him”). We pray that they were a blessing and brought Valentine love and joy to the recipients!