“…. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, high how and how deep His love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.”
Ephesians 3:17b-19 (NLT)
God’s love is often described as a calm flowing river that you can rest in and feel refreshed. However, I picture God’s love like a constant erupting volcano. A volcano that never stops erupting; it showers you with love. His love comes from the depths of the earth. A love that is so deep, so true and so constant.
Paul follows on, in His letter to the church in Ephesus, describing what it is to know and abide in God’s love. He says that Christ’s love is so intense over us that it almost feels like we cant understand it. Why does He love even when we sin? Why does He love when we don’t spend enough time with Him? The simple answer is not found in human reasoning but in the TRUTH! The TRUTH is this…. Because He loves you, because HE loves YOU, BECAUSE HE LOVES YOU, because that is all He knows how to do. His love IS unconditional, not dependent on our actions. There is nothing we can do that will make Him love us more and there is nothing we can do that would make Him love us less. His love is radical. It breaks our human presuppositions and ideas of what love is. Paul encourages us to experience His love, to receive it with open arms, even though we may not fully be able comprehend it.
There is a well that runs deep with the love of God. Let your roots run deep into the depth of His love. For in His love we are complete, made whole and can experience “the fullness of life and power that comes from God”. All we have to do is receive it!!