It has become a fun little tradition around the world. Perhaps its a quaint little walking bridge that spans across a gently flowing river below.
Or maybe its a grand historic bridge crossing the famous Danube River in Budapest, Hungary.With a padlock and key in hand, the "couple in Love" walks to the center of the bridge. On the handrail or some special location, you place the padlock and "click it shut." Sound, safe, and secure.Now, I would think at this point, it would include a simple kiss. Perhaps a gaze into each others eyes, or some statement of commitment.
Then, with a pitch, as if trying out for the New York Yankees, the key is tossed into the deep water below.
Perhaps, they chose to just gently drop the key so they could hear the "plop" below. Nevertheless, the result is the same. It's gone forever.
Commitment. Forever. Through the good, bad, thick and thin. That little lock is going to get rained on, baked in the sun, and freeze in the winter. It actually might be a little scary hanging over the water as well.
A love never to be separated.
35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?
38 For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. - Romans 8:35; 38-39