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Today’s reading is from Ephesians 3: 14-21:
14 For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth takes its name. 16 I pray that, according to the riches of his glory, he may grant that you may be strengthened in your inner being with power through his Spirit, 17 and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith, as you are being rooted and grounded in love. 18 I pray that you may have the power to comprehend, with all the saints, what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19 and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
20 Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
There are some days doing Rooted when I read a passage I go, yes, that is a passage that I love, that has meant so much to me through the years. Normally, that passage will be one that I found early on in my faith, that I have pondered and thought about many times.
Today is such a day for me. I have always loved verse 19 – “and to know the love of Christ that surpassed knowledge.” I love that verse and I love that concept. Through the power of the Holy Spirit dwelling within us, we are able to know something that is unknowable.
Today, you have no idea how much God loves you. Seriously. Your mind cannot fathom how great God’s love is for you. It goes beyond your ability to understand, it is greater than anything you can possibly understand. That’s how great it is. It is beyond you and it is beyond me.
You are loved more than you can ever know.
And today you can know that love. You can know a love that surpassed knowledge. You can have access to something that is beyond your mind. You can accept and be transformed by something beyond all of us.
But the key to us knowing the unknown is faith. It starts with each believing in faith that God is there, that God loves us, that Jesus lived and died for us and that we are truly loved. We are. Each of us. We are truly loved.
You are loved more than your mind can ever possibly understand. Today you can know that love. You can know the unknowable. But you have to take that step of faith to accept and know that love.
Monday, we’ll look at Ephesians 4: 1-16.
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