Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Ephesians 3:18-20 // REWRITE

The following is a rewrite of Paul's prayer found in Ephesians 3:18-20.
"May have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, 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. Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us..." -Ephesians 3:18-20 NIV


You are not alone. You are a part of an eternal community of Christ followers – God’s very people. As you journey together, may you have the ability to comprehend and grasp with your whole being the love of Christ. His love, that stretches wide beyond geographical regions, ethnicity and race. That love, that runs long through the story of history itself, from eternity to eternity. The love, that extends toward the very throne of God, raising us up to sit with Him; forgiven, healed, restored, joint-heirs with Christ, who have been made alive with the same Spirit that raised Him from the clutches of Death, Hell, and the Grave. His love that reached downward into the mire of human depravity, taking on the very nature of humanity, stained by sin, stricken with the very punishment that belonged to us. May this love, become deeply lodged in the very core of your being, until it changes how you see everything (God, others, even yourself).

No longer shall you be satisfied merely making castles in the sand or paddling around in the shallowness of the shoreline. Rather, may you be drawn further and further out, deeper and deeper in, until you are completely consumed by His love. May you experientially know that which is beyond human rhetoric and comprehension.
Don’t be mistaken! You haven’t seen the least of it yet. Just when you think you’ve got a hold on His love, you’re swept still further out and further out beyond that. God is able to do anything, exponentially more than we can ask, think or imagine, according to His power that is presently at work within us…

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm so touched by the words you wrote, thanks so much for this precious writing.