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Of Love and Seals

            Set me as a seal upon your heart,
As a seal upon your arm;
For love is as strong as death,
Jealousy as cruel as the grave;
Its flames are flames of fire,
A most vehement flame
(Song of Songs 8:6).

            How much do you love me?

Isn’t this a question we often ask? We ask our parents, siblings, friends, spouses and sometimes even Jesus Himself. We want to know how much we are valued, how much people are willing to do for us, and how far they are willing to go for us. Who do you think loves you the most?

The Bible tells us that Jesus is the one that loves us the most.

His love for us transcends death and reaches us from beyond the grave. He is the Bridegroom that redeemed His bride with His own blood. As a response to this love, we yearn to set our Beloved as a seal on our hearts and arms.       

            But how?

First, to set Him as a seal upon our hearts is to let Him be the master of our hearts and give ourselves to Him completely. Through constant communion with Him in prayers and meditating on His words daily, we give Him ownership of our very being.

Subsequently, we need to also set Him as a seal on our arms to proclaim to the world that we belong to Him. In our lives, we have to shine forth the light of Christ. Our every deed must reflect His loving-kindness. When people look at us, they must be able to identify us as Christians. 

So, keeping in mind the extent of the love of Jesus for us, let us reflect upon ourselves today:
Do my life and thoughts read “Property of Jesus”?

 


Author: Sizhen Teh
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