may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth,
When we dedicated my son at church we had to submit a Bible verse for his life. This was the key verse of the passage we chose for him. So when I read this passage it choke me up, especially if I read to my kids from the children’s book I Love You This Much. It’s also the passage I usually pen on the cover page of the high school graduates’ Bibles. My fervent prayer is that they can comprehend the love of Christ because this alone will change their lives!
The breadth of the love of Christ embraces all mankind; its length is from everlasting to everlasting; its depth saves those who are sunk into the depths of sin and misery; its height raises them up to heavenly happiness and glory (adapted from Wesley & Henry). The only way to comprehend a love of this magnitude is to experience it for yourself by living a life rooted and established in His love.
The longer I walk with God, the more I understand this love. Yet the more I understand it, the more it surprises me. I see Him work through evil situations, turning them for His glory. I see him change the hearts of believers toward His passions. As he opens my eyes to see more clearly the world as He sees it the love in my heart and burden for the physical needs of others grows immeasurably. The greater my comprehension of His love, the greater my love for Him and His creation.
I pray that we can have the power to grasp the magnitude of His love and that it would change our lives to reflect this love to a world in desperate need!
Romans 8:38-39 - For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.