Tuesday, August 19, 2008

~The Love Of Christ Is Beyond Comprehension~

EPHESIANS 3:18-19 NLT ~ And may you have the power to understand, as all God's
people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his
love really is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is so great
you will never fully understand it. Then you will be filled
with the fullness of life and power that comes from God.

How can words describe, or humans fully understand, something
that is as deep as God Himself? God's love is greater than
words have the ability to communicate. It is impossible to put
into language.

How can we explain the unexplainable? How can we know
something that is beyond the ability of human knowledge to
comprehend? We would have to be God Himself to fully
understand why He loves us the way He does. Don't expect to
ever understand it. But we can accept it. We can believe it.
We can experience it and enjoy it.

God's love for us was demonstrated in redemption. God took
our place and suffered what we deserved, so we could be
forgiven and go free. God proved that He loved us more than He
loves Himself. He did not spare Himself to help us.

God's love for us is also evident in creation. Not just in
abundant provision, but also in all the beauty He created for
our enjoyment. What a wonderful display of the loving and
giving nature of God. Not only did He make everything we need,
but He made it in abundance -- and with great variety.

Every good thing in life was created by God for you and me because of
His great love for us.

You won't find anyone that comes even close to loving you the

way that Christ does. It is hard to grasp when you really think about it.
But, isn't it awesome that someone loves us that much. He isn't like anyone else.



Jan and Tom's Place said...

I love your posts!

Just wanted to let you know that we're all praying for your requests on our DAY of PRAYER on our blog today.


Mary said...

Wonderful thoughts with the scripture in Ephesians.

You probably know the words to "The Love of God?"

Could we with ink the ocean fill
And were the skies of parchment made,
Were every stalk on earth a quill,
And every man a scribe by trade,
To write the love of God above
Would drain the ocean dry;
Nor could the scroll contain the whole,
Tho'stretched from sky to sky.

I have been blessed by the scriptures you gave in Lamentations and Deuteronomy.
I especially like the thought of His compassions being NEW EVERY MORNING!


Melanie said...

God's love is incomprehensible! We are so blessed that He loves us so very much!

Twinkle Mom @ Sunflower Faith said...

What a comforting post and so well written...God bless you for sharing this!

Peggy said...

Oh Cheryl...do I ever like your new colors and look!!! A new HOPE for each day! Beautiful post and like usual so very well expressed and written from your heart! His love and mercy is NEW every morning and tomorrow is a new day!

Keeping you in prayer!

Colored Heart said...

Hi, sister! I understand your busyness... and I admire you for your courage to enter a new stage in your life at work. I like your profile write-up especially your blog's skin!
Thanks for visiting my blog and for sharing your thoughts on this post. In Christ, you are dearly loved. :)

Tracy said...

What beautiful thoughts! It seems to go along with something I've been thinking on lately...the words to Steven Curtis Chapman's song "Great Expectations" about the unbelievable, inconceivable expectations we can have because of Christ. That verse you've quoted is one of my all time favorites. Great words to start my day today.

Love & blessings,

P.S. LOVE your new look!
P.S.S. Sorry about directing all you Oklahoma sisters to Kroger! I should have considered that! ; )