Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Knowing the Love of Christ

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. (Ephesians 3:14-18)

As Paul wraps up this prayer he speaks of knowing Christ's love. It makes me wonder if you can ever know the love of another if you do not know them personally. Many suffer in childhood with warped views of parental love because of what they know about the parenst. Paul describes this heavenly love as one that has breadth and length and height and depth. He describes it as love that surpasses knowledge.. in a sense Gods love can only be known by the heart.. it cannot truly be understood with the head. To know this love one must know Christ personally.

Heavenly Father, we come to you with open hearts.. we long to know You more.. and to know the love of Your Son. Lord have mercy on us.. draw our hearts to Your heart.


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