What is the Sweetness of Paradise?

What is the sweetness of paradise? What is the ingredient that makes paradise sweet?

The sweetness of paradise is the honey that lures the bees back home to the hive.

His power made paradise. However, his love for us makes paradise sweet.

The sweetness of paradise mitigates the harshness of the valley of tears. It dilutes the harshness.

Why did Jesus Enter into the Collision with the Freight Train of Evil that We Launched against Him? Why didn't He Just Step Out of the Way?

There are multiple reasons:

1) The conventional Christian answer is to save us from our sins. He ransomed us for our sins

2) The magnitude of the evil we did to him showed us the magnitude of his love for us

3) The survival of his love for us showed us that the duration of his love for us is indestructible.

His love for us is the ingredient that makes paradise sweet. It is the honey that lures the bees back home to the hive. Rational creatures seek the sweetness of paradise and flee the sourness of godlessness. It is contrary to our self-interest to do otherwise. It is crazy to do otherwise.

He is not recommending suffering to us. Jesus is not a sadist. He is recommending that we resist suffering with love. Love enables us to pick up our crosses and carry them so they do not bury us under their oppressive weight. Love is the grease that lubricates the wheels of our passage throug hthe valley of tears.

The Crucifixion is the marker that highlights his love for us. It is the amplifier that makes his love for us louder. It is the magnifier that enlarges his love for us.

The Yeast of Divinity Came
to Leaven the Mud of Humanity


The yeast of divinity came to leaven the mud of humanity. How? By putting into the hands of the mud a love note. His love for us is the leaven. His love for us is the yeast of divinity. The God who fashioned us out of the mud with his hands put himself into the hands of the mud to introduce them to his love for them. The love note changes everything. It changes the trajectory of the mud. It is the sweetness of paradise. His power built paradise. However, his love for us makes paradise sweet. Power demands respect but love demands love. Rational creatures seek the sweetness of paradise and flee the sourness of godlessness. It is contrary to their self-interest to do otherwise. It would be crazy to do otherwise.

The Son of God is head over heels in love with us!

Beware the skeptic who underestimates God's love for us - who downplays it - who pooh-poohs it. Such a skeptic does not understand the Cross. Such a skeptic manifests a profound lack of understanding of the Cross. Downplaying the love of God is proof that such a skeptic is not even a Christian.