In modern days, guarantees and seals are on material things. We need to see things guaranteed and have documents secured in safe places, under lock and key, or secured with passwords. This is important for us to have our future guaranteed not only for our generation but also for future generations. St. Paul is talking about a different kind of assurance or a different kind of a guarantee. This guarantee of inheritance is written in the kingdom of God, in God’s heart by the Holy Spirit. It is a seal of love, written in the language of love. From the heart of God, the seal is translated to our hearts in the language of love. As God’s nature is love, we are able to experience his love and share it with others. The same Spirit who placed God’s love in our hearts continues to strengthen us on our journey. It may not be tangible but it could be seen through the eyes of our heart and felt in the depth of our being as “Love”. The merciful embrace of love has sealed us with the life of eternity in our human spirits.
Prayer: Abba Father, thank you for embracing us with your merciful love. Amen.