Posted Apr 30, 2019 by Rob Consoli in ElderBlog
Ephesians 3:14-19 (ESV)
For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
This prayer for spiritual strength describes Christ’s love for us in terms of breadth and length, height and depth. This is one of my favorite scriptures in the Bible.
As an engineer, measurements and dimensions are important, but this description of Christ’s love penetrates my heart because it is boundless in every dimension. If we contemplate that for a moment, there are no qualifiers here – Christ’s love for us is unconditional and immeasurable.
His desire is for us is to believe this truth in the midst of what we experience here on earth. His love is so great for us that he gave His very life so that we can be transformed daily to be like Him. Our reliance on His love is what carries us.
How would our world be different today if we (and everyone we encountered) believed this spiritual truth? Think about it for a moment – despite our failings, brokenness, pain, and even our sin, we are loved by God unconditionally. We are His creation, we are His masterpiece, we are His beloved, and we are His most prized possession.
How might we walk differently knowing and believing this truth with our whole heart? Does this truth change the way we feel about ourselves, our body, our intellect, our skills, our gifts, and our talents? How might we love, forgive, and interact with others today?