How do we show them - not just tell them - that the strength of our love for them is not small, not feeble, and not capricious? How do we prove to them that our love for them is immense in size, indestructible in duration and radical in scope?
- We send them a love note.
- We let them torture and kill him.
- We continue to love them nonetheless.
If this does not convince them, nothing will.
The love note was hand delivered to us at Bethlehem. Its genuineness was proved for us at Calvary.
If the love note were counterfeit, His love for us would have faded as we tortured him and would have died when we killed him. But it did not. It survived. He emerged from the evil baptism into which we immersed him still alive and still in love with us. The survival of his love for us is the seal of genuineness. We can trust love that has earned the seal of genuineness. Such love is reliable. It never lets us down. Genuine love is the honey that draws the bees back home to the hive. Wow!