You’re Rooted and Grounded in Love [Part 3]


Are you ready for some good news?

God’s love is wide and long and high and deep.

Today’s Text: “For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.” (Ephesians 3:14–19, ESV)

I wish I could tell you how wide the love of God is. You can’t go around it. You can’t find someone that God doesn’t want to reach. God loves people lost in religion and people lost in rebellion. He loves old people and young people. He loves black people and white people and brown people and tanned people. He loves people in North Carolina and South Carolina, North Korea and South Korea, the Far East, the Mid East, and Down Under. He loves rich and poor people, educated and illiterate people. He loves those who love Him and He loves those who hate Him. Oh the love of God is wide.

I wish I could tell you how long the love of God is. It’s so long that you can’t get in front of it and you can’t get behind it. You can’t outrun it; you can’t stop it. His love is from everlasting to everlasting, pure and perfect. It’s long enough to be in your past and your future. His love doesn’t give up, doesn’t quit, doesn’t stop. You can’t truncate it. You can’t abbreviate it. You can’t interrupt it. His love was there when you were born. His love was there at creation. His love was there before He spoke. Oh I wish I could tell you about the length of the love of God.

I wish I could tell you how high is the love of God. It’s higher than the highest building, taller than the tallest mountain. It is transcendent. It is heavenly. It is taller than the tallest Goliath. It is higher than the greatest intellect, taller than your greatest dream. Oh I wish I could tell you how high the love of God ascends.

I wish I could tell you how deep is the love of God. His love is deeper than your secret thoughts, your darkest hour or your deepest pit. His love is deeper than any philosopher’s wisdom. His love is deeper than the deepest well and it never runs dry. Oh I wish I could tell you about the depths of God’s love.

His love is wider, longer, higher and deeper than words can describe. And that’s the gospel!

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