And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge —that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Ephesians 3:17—19
Sermon after Bible class after devotional group has talked about the link of our love for our children and God’s love for us. I’ve heard it, and I do admit that having my own children and experiencing the power of this parent adoration first-hand has redefined, for me, love in general. But sometimes I feel I should change the song lyric to “Jesus loves me—this I forget.”
And then I Google searched “Verse of the Day” for some inspiration and came across Ephesians 3:17—19 on Biblegateway.com.
Why do I forget His love for me? Because it surpasses knowledge.
I cannot fathom biology, so I chose to forget about how I have veins and bones and organs. What I see (skin, nails, freckles) is what I think of more often. Even then, my knowledge of the epidermis goes little beyond knowing the word “epidermis.”
God’s love is wide, long, high, deep. Knowing it, even a little, can “fill us to the measure of all fullness.” Just a little of God’s love goes a long way. And God isn’t singing, “You’ll never know, dear, how much I love you;” He’s saying, “One day, Jessa, I’ll hold you, and you’ll know. You'll know.”
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