Extensive Love

(Originally Published in February, 2009)
“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 3:17
I love how the verse above so adequately describes Christ’s love for us. There is no greater love than the love of Christ. His love is all consuming. His love is complete and covers every part of who we are and what we need.
His love is wide—it infinitely stretches from one corner of the world to the other. He forgives us our sins and remembers them no more. He will never stop loving us.
His love is long—from the day we were born and for the rest of our lives, Christ’s love will remain. His love meets us where we are each day. He is our portion and He never tires of loving us. His love endures forever.
His love is high—it follows us to the mountaintops and rejoices with us, He fills our hearts with joy. His love is rich and satisfies our desires.
His love is deep—when we’re in our darkest hour, when we’re in the depths of despair, when we’ve done something so horrible there’s no way He can go on loving us, His love is there. Christ’s love follows us down to the pit, meets us where we are, and showers us with His love, mercy, and grace.
I know a lot of us know that Christ loves us, but when we really sit and examine just how extensive His love for us is it draws our hearts to Him. We want more of Him. We long for Him.
We’ve been reading Ephesians 3 in church for the past 4 weeks, and as I pour over this verse, and read of His incredible love for me, I’m left with an increased longing for Christ. I want more of His love. My prayer is that as we look at just how encompassing His love for us is our hearts will be awakened to long for more of Him.

You are incredibly loved.

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