When seeing the prompt from Lisa-Jo’s Five Minute Friday post, these verses from Ephesians 3 are the first thing that came to mind. Please know that when it comes to memorizing scripture, or anything for that matter, I am just about the worst there is. I have been praying this for my children and Chris as well as close friends for more than a year and there are times when I still have to look it up to get the exact wording right.
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.
I love these verses. The main word in the midst of the rest is grasp.
What better way to attempt describing the word and it’s meaning than with the beach? You have the water…as far as the eye can see. The sand…too many grains to count. The sky…bigger than life.
So when I tell my boys, “Look left and look right…look up and out as far as your eyes can see. Do you see an end?” They respond quickly with their answer, “No.” I take the opportunity to explain God’s love in the best and most simple way I can, “Right. It’s like the love of the Father for each of us. Never-ending.”
When I realize the validity of this illustration, it is too much, even for me to grasp and I stand, drenched in the grace that is now my reality because of it.
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A profound verse, indeed! And you illustrated it so beautifully. Thank you!
Thank you so much Shelli!
Thank you, Julia.
Very well said.
What a perfectly simple and totally relatable way to explain God’s love to little ones. Thank you so much for the shout-out. And, I am right there with you on the memorization. Need. More.
Thank you. Sometimes simple is best for me 🙂 I tend to over complicate things.
What a great place to be for this week’s FMF! Perfect timing for that illustration. 🙂 Hope you are having a blast!
Thanks! I know! I was SO excited when I saw it!!!
Blessings to you sweet friend!
I am horrible at memorizing verses! But I am so glad you remembered that one because it is RIGHT ON! And what a great way for your boys to visualize His love! 🙂
Thank you Friend!
I hope God is okay with the fact that I need to look up something I have read hundreds of times! I think He is 🙂