The Great Measure of God’s Love
Helmstedt Oh extravagant dimensions of Christ’s immense love.
Can you even take it in?
The author of the message translation illuminates the Apostle Pauls’ words with living color; “Reach out and experience the breadth! Test its length! Plumb the depths! Rise to the height!”
With amazing love like this— to us from God, why wouldn’t we be the kind of person who would dare to take such an excursion with our Heavenly Father? Paul goes on to say, “Live full lives, full in the fullness of God!”
This scripture just ignites my soul. It’s time to live a FULL life.
I want to reach out to him and others in a way I’ve never dreamed of before. I want to test the lengths, not of his patience, but of his power. I want to see how far I can run with his miraculous message of love and transformation. Now is the time to send His message to the ends of the earth through our writing, our speaking, our love letters to the world from Him.
Can we plumb the depths of his love? How deep can you go into the heart of God? How far can you plunge into the depths of other’s sorrow, situations, pains, and wounds, till you hit bottom bringing the love and healing oil of Christ with you?
Can we then push-off the bottom and shoot up, rising, soaring to the heights? Can we live above the fray, displaying the measure of Christ’s love? God invites us to rise to the heights and live full lives.
So go for it.
Tell God you’re ready to know Him like that. You’re ready to live loved. Agree you want that adventurous life that can only be lived when you have nothing left to prove and you’re secure in Jesus.
This quest is not the same as the floundering soul who tried everything because they were searching for meaning and purpose. That was an aimless wandering of the flat surfaces of the earth. This by comparison, is the wild adventure on knowing God so intimately that his love opens the expanse of full dimension—height, depth, breadth, length.
So, Jesus I want all the dimensions of your love. When I’m up, when I’m down, when I’m spread too thin, when I’m stuck, when I am lost, and when I am tired. Let your love be the measures I live by.