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. Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen. -Ephesians 3: 14-21
I have read this passage at least a dozen times today. It makes me well up every.single.time.
Sometimes I wish I had been around to hear Paul preach the Gospel. He is so poetic. You can feel his deep, true love of Christ flowing from his pen onto the pages of the Bible. God gave Paul a gift of words and language so that thousands of years later we are able to get a glimpse of what it means to be loved by the Living God. A God whose love knows no bounds.
Go back and read the passage again…Christ dwells within us so that we may understand the love of God. God so loved us that he gave us his Son to save our souls. He suffered, bled and died a horrific death for us. This is our God! Please do not forget how absolutely loved you are. Christ died for every soul. Every man, woman and child. We can be His by believing this truth, while we were sinners Christ died for us. All we have to do is confess and believe and we will be saved. I pray we can all feel the love today. I pray that no matter our circumstance we are able to collapse into His arms and understand that nothing we can do will separate us from the love of God.