“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, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge – that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” Ephesians 3:17-19
God loves his creation but doesn’t show the deep ocean of his love to everyone. It is limited to just a few. The access to the hidden layers of his love is given to those who choose to remain in God’s love no matter what life brings to them.
To remain in the love of God is to remain in his word. The blessing of his word is not restricted to a sect or denomination. It’s not just the preachers or pastors who have the keys to the treasure of God’s word. God can speak through anyone at any-time for the praise of his glory.
God uses little children to reveal the mystery of his word. He can use illiterate to teach the hidden depth of his wisdom to well trained pastors and preachers. Blessed are those who are willing to receive the word of God wherever it comes from.
Someone who has trained his mind to remain in God’s love by remaining in his word prepares a ground to receive more revelation from God about his unique love.
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego stood on the word of God despite being in fiery furnace. Since they remained in God’s love, God revealed the power of his love through his presence that became their saving grace.
Paul and Silas remained in the love of Christ despite being in jail and God revealed his unique love as their deliverance that became a testimony for prisoners and the jailer. Not just that, the obedience filled love of Paul and Silas brought the gift of salvation to the one who made them prisoner!
Those who remain in God’s love witness revelation of God’s love. Only they are equipped to understand God’s love that surpasses all knowledge. God’s love is as wide and long as it is high and deep. God’s love fills not just every single moment of our lives on this earth but goes beyond to fill the life to come. His love spreads in all known and unknown directions.
But to enable us to see a glimpse of his love, God added hedges around his love to bring it within the confines of human life. The love that was hard to grasp was made to fit within the boundaries of human understanding. The unapproachable, incomprehensible God and his attributes were made accessible to the creation for the praise of God’s glory!
To know the dimensions of God’s love is to know what he has done for his creation. Love of God is moving in all directions wherever there is life. Try to get hold of the immeasurable by being in his love for he is more than willing to get confined within the limits of his creation. The surpassing greatness is ready to reveal itself by making it small enough to fill every chamber of human understanding.
The divinity has arrived, broken itself down to the point of the fallen creation that had no hope so that by joining those pieces together creation might receive its fullness in Christ – the revealed love of God for his creation.