Tuesday Re-mix – This is a popular post from last year, updated and resubmitted for your consideration and comments.
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 3:17b-19
The love of Christ may be the most awesome, profound, world-altering source of power ever known or experienced by creation. And it is available to any of us as a free gift. Paul taught about it, wrote about it, and prayed for it. The church has been teaching about it and, in some very limited sense, demonstrating it for centuries. The stories about it abound by the millions over the last two thousand years. Creation itself speaks of it.
The Bible says it over and over and over again in no uncertain terms. There is no substitute for it, no limit to it, and nothing else that even resembles it. It is easy to spot, easy to desire, and relatively easy to access. It gives meaning to everything.
It is the only “pearl of great price”, worth pursuing at any cost. Millions have died for it, either for the right to proclaim it or trying to defend it. Entire empires have stood because of it and have fallen because of it. Its power is indescribable and immeasurable. It is the source of life itself.
It is stronger than any government, deeper than any ocean, more expansive than the ever-increasing universe, and more valuable than knowledge itself. It is why the church exists, why Christianity exists, and why I (as a Christ-follower) am still on this earth.
Why, then, are there ever days in our lives when it is clearly not our first and best pursuit?
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