We know that we have passed from death to life because we love one another. (1 John 3:14)
We generally think of dying as something which happens in a moment, the sky turned black and the curtain torn. The weed growing in the ruined wall speaks of the strange intertwining of life and death. As the roots grow into the wall, more damage is caused. As Jesus walks painfully towards Calvary he is growing closer and closer to the moment of his death.
But it isn’t the breath he draws which is the hallmark that he is still alive. It is the love which compels him towards death. Rather than the roots of death creeping into his life, the roots of love are about to break apart death itself.
- Stop with Jesus and know that he loves you more than he despises death.