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Online Bible Verses - Ephesians 3: 17 - 19 - how wide and long and high and deep

Updated on June 6, 2012

“so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 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.”

Ephesians 3: 17 -19

It is said that people will respond once they know you care, once they know they are loved. Put another way, it is difficult to ignore or disregard someone who appears to love and care for you. A biblical concept as well, to shower others with love, and it works. I have seen it work. It opens people up. Most notably, it has worked with my kids. Balancing discipline with love, I have made sure they cannot get through a day without being hugged, kissed and/or put in a wrestling hold multiple times. They know they are loved and cannot even begin to deny it.

We have all heard the saying I’m sure, “Jesus loves you”. If scripture is indeed the inspired word of God, and therefore accurate in its account, then Christ knew of your existence from time eternal; loves and has a plan for you and I. He desires a relationship, as any parent would, but would not forcibly impose it upon us. In knowing this freedom of choice would compromise and separate an otherwise perfect creation, compensation was planned for long ago and put in place by Him. Put in place for us, such that we could be reconciled in our imperfection to a perfect God. The steep price to be paid was paid by Him, out of love for His prospective children.

Look upon your own kids today, realizing He has provided us this model such that we can begin to appreciate how much He loves us. Infinitely deep and far and wide.


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