You may be wondering what on earth this title is all about! My daughter, her friend and I were sat in a restaurant by the sea yesterday afternoon enjoying a late lunch. Our eyes were drawn to an aeroplane flying over the bay with a message fluttering from its tail.
After a minute or two we could make out the words
TIGGER LOVES TINKERBELL
Lucky Tinkerbell we thought, hoping said lady was at least looking at the sky and could see her message. Could see how much someone loved her, could see how much someone was prepared to do to show that love. Tigger was taking a big risk here.
It got me thinking. God’s message to us is written not only in the sky but in the beauty all around us. The Psalmist says the heavens declare the glory of God. Sun, moon, stars, planets in their place, all declare the glory of God. His love is like the ocean we sat beside.
God’s love message to us hung on a rough wooden cross under a dark sky on a dramatic day in history. His message hasn’t changed. His love for us cost Him everything. He took a risk for all of us.
How many people walking along the seafront yesterday read that message? How many more know about the greatest message of all? How many can read it? How many want to read it?
I do hope Tinkerbell saw her message and Tigger’s costly gesture paid off. Just in case you’re reading this Tinkerbell, I think you ought know – Tigger loves you!