DIMENSIONS OF HIS LOVE

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).

 

Do you struggle with knowing the depths of God’s love for you?  Roy Lessin says His love “extends to the breadth, descends to the depths, ascends to the heights, and transcends all that all our hearts can ever imagine.”  Let the Holy Spirit reveal to you the greatness, the fullness and completeness of God’s love.

The width of God’s love extends across His whole creation and beyond.  “The Lord is righteous in all His ways and loving toward all He has made” (Psalm 145:17). This includes all people, everywhere.  He loves the whole world and sent His beloved Son because we need a Savior (John 3:16).

God’s love is not only wide enough to include every one, it is also long enough to last forever.  “I know that your love stands firm forever, that You established Your faithfulness in heaven itself” (Psalm 89:2).

God will never love us more than he does at this very moment, and He will never love us less.  He loves us on our “good” days and He loves us on our “not so good” days.  Furthermore, His love is not conditioned by our responses.  His love cannot be earned; it is given freely, yet we are so undeserving.  His love is far too vast, long, high and deep to comprehend.  He longs for us to accept His love in all its fullness and worship him wholeheartedly.

His love is also deep enough to meet all our needs.  “The Lord reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of the deep waters” (Psalm 18:16).  No matter how desperate we feel we are, God’s love can reach down and pull us out of the deepest waters.  His love is deeper than any problem.  He is our eternal God, our “refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms” (Deuteronomy 33:27).

“He loves you from the breadth of Christ’s obedience, from the length of Christ’s mercies, from the depths of Christ’s sacrifice, and from the heights of Christ’s resurrection and ascension.  Could a God who loves you this much, fail you in any way?” (Roy Lessin).

I searched with all my heart to know

If God was really there;

He graciously revealed Himself,

His mercy, love, and care. –Cetas