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i want this picture back

This was my communion meditation for this weekend …

Back in the days before digital photography, a young college guy wanted to have a picture of his girlfriend duplicated.  He took it to a photography studio where the owner carefully removed it from the frame.  On the back, the owner noticed this handwritten note: ““My dearest Tom, I love you with all my heart. I love you more and more each day. I will love you forever and ever. I am yours for all eternity.”

It was signed “Love, Helen.”

It also contained a P.S.: “If we ever break up, I want this picture back.”

In communion, God declares his love for us. At the cross of Christ, God declares “I love you with all my heart.  I will love you forever.”

Yet many Christ-followers wait for the P.S.  When does the “but” come?  Could God really mean it?

If there is P.S. to the cross, it might be this:

“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:38-39).