This cliched one liner has been the canticle of many lovers down through the centuries, through which some hearts were won, others deceived or betrayed.
I’m sure most of you are familiar with the term OP. It has been popularized on social media platforms as well as in gaming apps like PUBG.
OP has various connotations. Let’s look at a few of them today.
1. OP stands for “Original Poster”.
The original poster is the person who starts a discussion thread or a forum topic. They often kick-start a conversation or ask a question. If they’re asking for advice about a specific situation, they reply to the comments or messages in that thread. When other people refer to the person who started the thread, they type “OP” instead of their username.
Around 2000 years ago, a simpleton hailed from the town of Nazareth and dared to do something that no human could ever do for mankind. Yes, Jesus Christ laid down His life for mankind that we might have eternal life with Him. In today’s world, Jesus Christ would have been the OP (Original Poster) of this one liner -“I’ll die for you.”
2. OP stands for “Overpowered”.
Among gamers, OP stands for “overpowered.” This means a character, item, or something else in a game is perceived as too powerful.
The person in concern today is not a character or item in a game, rather He is referred to as “Omnipotent” or “El Shaddai”.
Omnipotent” derives from the Latin Omnis meaning “all” and potens or “powerful.” El Shaddai, a Hebrew name for God, evokes His omnipotence as the Almighty. El Shaddai means God most powerful or God Almighty.
“And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God OMNIPOTENT reigneth.” (Revelation 19:6 KJV)
Needless to say, we serve an omnipotent God who chose to take the human form so that his ultimate sacrifice on the cross would forgive us our sins and grant us everlasting life.
This week, as we reminisce Jesus’s death on the cross, let us be reminded of His love for us. Many have done insane and indescribable actions in the name of love but none can be compared to what Christ did for us at Calvary.
Some of you reading this may be exasperated and inflamed at the thought of “LOVE” since you’ve been hurt or betrayed by someone you loved. Romantic one liners like “I’ll die for you” fill you with disgust. For others, this phrase may seem utopian in nature.
However dear friends, Jesus Christ loves you with an undying love and none of His promises are void . He did die for you because He loves you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. If your soul seems impoverished, run to Him as His word promises-
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. (1 Peter 5:7)
Are you struggling to believe someone would die for you? Guess what, someone did- His name is Jesus Christ. The good news however is that Jesus is no longer dead but is Alive and he longs for residence in your heart.
Pushpa is married to Isaac and they have a baby boy, Ezra.