Valentine's Day can be fun and fluffy, a time for flowers and candy and silly, sappy cards.
But it can also be seriously sad. If you have someone in your life or not, your heart can feel empty.
As those who know Jesus, we can use this time not only to remind ourselves of how much Jesus does love us, but we can also use it as a time to reach out to people who don't know Him and let them know that there is One who can fill their empty, restless heart.
To help you do that, I created the following handouts ( 2 sets of 4) that you can freely download and give out as mailers, postcards, bulletin inserts or on social media. In addition, below the handouts is a word file of the free verse I wrote that you can put into anything you want to remind people that "our hearts are restless til they rest in him."
Click on the links below the images to download the Zip Files that have ready-to-print PDF images and editable MS Publisher files.
SPECIAL NOTE: if you'd like to know more of the story of St. Augustine, the author of the quote, see the note at the end of the article.
Click the following link to download the ZIP file that contains the files above: MS Pub St. Augustine quote, set #2
Click the following link to download the ZIP file that contains the files above: St. Augustine quote
Written out message
Feel free to download the text below and use it in any way you want.
Thou hast made us for thyself oh Lord, and our hearts are restless until they rest in you.
Augustine of Hippo
If you are looking for love
this Valentine’s Day—
Real, satisfying, lasting love,
there is only one place
you can truly find it—
The man who wrote the quote above tried
everything to find love he could rest in.
He was brilliant, talented, admired.
He had friends, lovers.
Unmarried, he had fathered a son.
His work made him famous.
Outwardly he had it all,
Inwardly he was churning restlessness.
Until he met Jesus.
In Jesus, Augustine found what his
heart was seeking—a love he
could eternally rest in.
A love big enough to still the turmoil inside him.
This Valentine’s Day stop settling for
and let him give you
the eternal love, rest, and peace
your heart was made for.
More about St. Augustine
His life was also the inspiration for a much-loved download for Mother's Day, One Mother's Prayer. If you want to learn more about him and get a little start on a special piece for Mother's Day, CLICK HERE.