by Heather Tietz
Grace be with all those who love our Lord Jesus Christ with incorruptible love. Amen.
What is the most incorruptible substance on earth?
Diamonds? Steel? Rock? How about teeth, specifically, the microscopic teeth of the ocean-dwelling limpet! These snail teeth are so incredibly sturdy that they self-sharpen! Even so, all the scraping they do to eat eventually wears those infamous, incorruptible teeth down.
Every THING corrupts. Fire, wind, water or time will ruin it. But, Paul tells the Christians in Ephesus that they can create something that doesn’t: love for God.
He says it is possible to love God boldly in the face of His enemies. It is possible to love Him actively when surrounded by temptation. It is possible to love Him unrelentingly when afflicted with hardship.
It is possible to have a love for God that doesn’t corrupt, doesn’t end, doesn’t lessen with time. Even death itself won’t scrape it away. Our bodies wear down, but Paul believes that if we have Jesus in our heart, He will give us the wisdom to prepare for a flourishing, incorruptible, and everlasting life in God’s love.
Thus, Paul concludes his letter “Grace be with all those who love our Lord Jesus Christ with incorruptible love. Amen” (Ephesians 6:24).