I have seen it while sitting in an athletic stadium, while sunning on the Emerald Coast in Destin, Florida, and while watching television. I have seen it on commercial billboards, scoreboards, and pulled behind airplanes.
Nothing is being sold, bartered, or begged. Something is instead being offered in love. A person is making himself vulnerable and offering himself to someone else. The message is something like this: “Cindy, will you marry me? Bill.”
That about sums it, don’t you think? Here’s someone in love, and he wants everyone to know it. His proposal is public and emphatic. Even at the risk of being rejected, he lays out his heart for any and all to see.
I have never known the rest of the story. I’ve wondered what the response was to such a bold proposal. How could anyone refuse an offer like that?
One thing is sure—she will never forget his proposal.
On Good Friday we remember Christ’s bold display of love. The cross certainly sums it up for us. His death cries out for the world to see.
He loves us and he wants you, me, and everyone to know it.