By Joseph Diop
Copyright © 2017 by Joseph Diop
Some fantasies are just that, fantasies. However, some fantasies are based on truth. Here, we have a reality much too precious to give over to a fictional character. News flash: Cupid ain’t real, but Christ sure is. The pierced heart we have accustomed to using for Valentine’s Day to symbolize natural love, is actually a representation of a love that was dramatized live, publicly, and quite historically.
The heart pierced was the heart of the only son of God. And, the arrow of cupid actually represents the spear, which was used to lance the side of Jesus Christ. The scripture tells us,
“For this cause shall a man… be joined unto his wife… This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church” (Ephesians 6:32, 33).
Furthermore, it says,
“And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.” Genesis 2:31-32
Do you get the picture yet? The side of man is where woman came from. This woman was to be the everlasting love of his life. Ephesians 6 told us that the romantic love between a man and his wife is a mystery which really represents the love between Christ and his church, his bride. And, Christ is the “express image of the invisible God” (Heb 1:3; Col 1:15). So, this little symbol actually represents a real life mystery, not a fantasy. And, this reality is summed up in one well known Bible verse,
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).
God gave his son to us through incarnation, then crucifixion, then resurrection and ascension to God’s right hand. By this, He won us back from sin and death through this sacrificial gift and display of his love.
So, how about we take this symbol back from fantasy? How about we call it by what it really, actually is; the symbol of…
“HOLY LOVE FROM ABOVE (HLFA).”
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