Hell is the place sinners go to after death. It also said to be an underworld prison and torture chamber where sinful spirits are punished.
According to Babylonian legend, the underworld is known as “the land of no return” for both humans and gods alike. Despite knowing this, Ishtar, the goddess of love and war decided to undertake the journey to hell to rescue her dead lover. At each of the seven gates, she had to shed a piece of clothing that symbolized her divinity. Eventually, Ishtar met Erishkigal, the goddess of death face-to-face and collapsed to her own death.
The unconditional and selfless love that overcomes hell is demonstrated in a Father’s love. In exchange for the safety and happiness of his beloved children, he will gladly give up everything. Only a Father’s sacrificial love can conquer the gates of hell and the assurance of His love gives us the strength and courage to press on.