In this broken world, to lose ones we love is a guarantee. Sooner or later, we will all know the deep pain of loss. Yet there is something else to know amid loss, something surprising and even sweet. Loss is where love lives. That’s why the scars in the hands and feet of our Lord Jesus are eternal. He was crucified before the foundation of the world, the scriptures tell us. He has always borne those scars, and he always will. Because hidden within them is not only the great loss of Christ’s death but also the great love of God. God’s love lives in the scars of Christ. And in our every loss, he invites us into those scars. He invites us into his love.