At Calvary, we impaled the Son of God on the sharp hook of salvation while He was human, alive, tender and vulnerable. Ouch! We impaled Him on the Cross with the same insouciant cruelty with which a fisherman impales a live worm on a sharp hook. Yet, despite impaling the Son of God on the sharp hook of salvation - despite this cruel torture and horrible death, both the Son of God and His love for us survived. His survival is proof of His omnipotence. However, the survival of His love for us is proof of so much more. The survival of His love for us shows us the very essence of divinity itself: an indestructible love for us.
God then cast the live bait into the cesspools of sin to fish for the children of Adam and Eve.
Have you taken the bait? Do not delay. Because we are mortal, our time is running out. The clock is ticking. We know not the hour or the day. (Matthew 4:19)