so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. 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.
Written by: John Esposito
Much has been said and written on the subject of the love of God the Father. God the Father in His very essence is love. In the letter to the Ephesians, Paul speaks to those who have a relationship “rooted in love” to grasp the enormity of God’s love for us. The idea here is not just to acknowledge and accept the love of the Father, but to comprehend and meditate on just how immeasurable it is. It is great enough for Him to allow His one and only Son to display that love on a wooden cross—in pain and agony—so that we may not suffer the same fate. Instead, we have eternal life in Heaven because of it.
The author purposely uses measurable terms, “how wide, how long, how deep,” to allow us the perplexity of not really being able to measure an unending width, unending length, and unending depth while relishing in the thought of the unending love God and Jesus His Son have for us! We can’t outrun the boundaries of God’s love.
Thought of the day: God’s love for you is immeasurable and unending!
Prayer: Father, hallowed be Your name. Thank You that Your love is so enormous that we cannot escape the boundaries of it. And because of that immeasurable love, I will dwell with You forever. How great is our God! Amen.