When asked on a television show what the difference is between kissing your sweetheart and your mother, one amused contestant responded, “About 15 minutes.” That’s a long kiss. But Vincent Torro, 34 and Louise Heath 26 claim to have achieved the world’s longest kiss ever. It lasted 96 hours and 32 minutes. If that actually happened, it is still not the world’s greatest kiss. In Psalm 85, verse 10 we are told “…Loving kindness and truth have met together; Righteousness and peace have kissed each other.” That took place when Christ died on the cross for our sins. It brought together the truth about our sinfulness and spiritual depravity and the mercy of God. On that historic occasion, our spiritual deficiency was made up for by Christ taking our place, becoming our substitute. That was some kiss! And while Vincent Torro and Louise Heath surely felt the effects of their long kiss, the world will forever feel the effect of the kiss of God. Have you allowed it to affect your life?
Pastor Alex Rockwell