Nothing escapes the black hole of death. Nothing. Yet, with Jesus, two details of divinity did.
- He did not stay dead and
- He did not stop loving us.
These are the two details of divinity that escaped the black hole of death. These two details clarify the nature of Jesus. We tortured and killed him. He suffered and died. Yet, he did not stay dead and he did not stop loving us.
That he did not stay dead is the proof that Jesus is God.
That he did not stop loving us revealed that our conception of divinity as omnipotence is not quite accurate. There is more to divinity than omnipotence. Divinity is omnipotence and divinity is love.
The evil we did to him did not imprison him in the black hole of death and did nor drain his heart of his love for us or reduce it by even the slightest degree.
If his love for us were counterfeit, it would have faded as we tortured him and died when we killed him. But it did not. His love for us survived. Its survival is the proof that his love for us is real.
Who is God and how do we know it?
In a diptych of two images, the Son of God gave us a self-portrait of himself. The two images are the Crucifixion and the Resurrection. They are bound together by the bloody wounds we opened in this body. When we look at the bloody wounds we see the Crucifixion, the evil we did to him. We see his ignominious defeat. However, when we look through the bloody wounds as we would look through a telescope, we see the Resurrection. We see his glorious victory. We see the two details of divinity that emerged from the black hole of death. He emerged from the dead still alive and still in love with us. Wow!