Ephesians 3: 18-19 says, “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, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.”
The word ‘grasp’ means “to rust or eat all the way through.” Today I want you to truly grasp…to let this truth eat all the way through to your inner being. You are loved by God!
The word ‘loved – agape’ means “tethered love.” It means “attached or chained.” It means “affection.” It speaks of “feeling but more like action. God’s love has action.
John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”
I John 4:8 says, “God is love.”
Solomon, the wisest person to ever live outside of Jesus said in Proverbs 19:22, “what a person desires is unfailing love.”
We all fear rejection; we all desire to be loved. We yearn to hear the words, “I love you.” Ephesians 5:2 shares some powerful words when it says, “Mostly what God does is love you. Keep company with him and learn a life of love. Observe how Christ loved us. His love was not cautious but extravagant. He didn’t love in order to get something from us but to give everything of himself to us. Love like that.” (the Message)
Maybe today you have been through or are going through something that causes you to think that God doesn’t love you. Maybe a divorce or a deep seeded rejection. Maybe you have been abandoned. Maybe you are lonely and depressed and the holidays just make it worse. Romans 8:32 tells us that nothing can separate us from the love of God.
If you find yourself today doubting God’s love for you, remember that God became a human being to be able to identify with you.
It’s called CHRISTMAS. Remember that He was crucified for you.
It’s called salvation. Remember He rose from the dead for you.
It’s called Victory. And remember, He’s coming back again for you.
It’s called Promise!
I’ve been saying this for years but let me remind you…Jesus Christ is crazy in love with you! Celebrate that FACT today…it’s called Grateful!