“And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ.”Ephesians 3:17b-18
The depth meter on our boat taps out at around 200 feet. It is a bit disconcerting, yet at the same time wondrous, when it blinks off and we know we are in extremely deep waters. The deepest part of the Atlantic Ocean, the Puerto Rico Trench, measures about 27,493 feet deep. In the Pacific Ocean, it is the Mariana Trench which is approximately 36,070 feet deep, more than Mt. Everest’s peak is high at 29,029 feet. How amazing is our God! His love for us is even deeper and higher than these!
How would it change our lives if we could really grasp the depth of Christ’s love? We believe for salvation, but are we walking fully in His love? If we completely believe that we are deeply loved, we will not feel empty, fearful, or lonely. His love will overflow to others because we are filled with His fullness. Sound impossible? Verse 20 says, “Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us.” Paul’s prayer for the Ephesians is one we too can pray daily to know Jesus’ magnificent love.
Yes, Lord, empower us today to grasp the width, length, height, and depth of your unfailing love. Amen.