"...that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height - to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God"
( Ephesians 3:17-19)
The love of Christ is immeasureable.
The breadth of His love extends to all people.
The length of His love extends to the lowest of our human need.
The height of His love extends to the highest heaven.
Christ's love for us covers all dimensions. The love He has for us surpasses all knowledge. His love for us transcends everything we can comprehend or imagine.
He loves us with an everlasting love. An unconditional love. A perfect love.
His love gives us roots to plant deep so we can be firmly grounded in Him.
Firmly grounded in His Word. Firmly grounded in His love. Firmly grounded in our faith.
He loves us with an indwelling love. He abides in us and gives us the ability to love others.
"We love Him because He first loved us" (1 John 4:19)
Because of His love -
We keep His commandments.(1 John 5:2)
We love others. (1 John 4:7)
We have no fear. (1 John 4:18)
We are His children. (1 John 3:1)
Because of His love for us -
We can experience victory over sin and death through the shed blood of His precious Son.
I pray that during this time of year, we keep our focus on the baby in the manger. The birth of our Savior. The Christ-child. I pray that we long to draw nearer to Him and yearn for the deeper things in Christ. May the love that God has for us, cause us to love more. May we keep the season all about the Son of God. Let's celebrate the gift of Jesus. Emmanuel. God with us.
Father, thank you for loving me. Thank you for the unending, eternity reaching, unconditional love that you showed all mankind on the cross. Thank you for loving me when I am unloveable. Help me to love others. Help me to love like you love. Thank you precious Lord for loving me well. You are awesome and mighty and powerful. You are my everything. You are indeed the reason for the season.
CHRISTmas..... it's all about JESUS!