Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Knowing the Unknowable

We can never overestimate how much God loves us. His love is boundless.

We can do nothing to make His love for us bigger or smaller. We can receive His love or reject it; we can give Him praise for it or take it for granted; we can use or abuse it. Through everything the love stays the same. He loves us no less or no more when we do all those things.

We are free to walk away from God's love, but when we turn back, it's always there, just behind us, waiting for the turnaround.

Amazing. Incomprehensible.

Paul writes, “...And 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, emphasis mine).

There's a kind of “knowing” that leaves us awash with the love of God. That knowing goes beyond mind and words. It's a knowing that takes our breath away, like jumping off a mountaintop wrapped in a paraglider.

The kind of knowing God wants us to experience demands that kind of breathless risk-taking. He dares us to take advantage, to test the limits, to find the love limitless, and to rest against it.

I want to receive that love. I want to be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. I want that love to wash out over the whole world.

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