Sunday, 14 June 2009
Covered by His Love
"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 3:18-19
When the Apostle Paul speaks about the grace of God in Ephesians 3 he uses the word 'polupoikilos' - which actually means 'many coloured.' In the context of what he wrote in verse 18-19, he uses an amazing image to speak about God's love. God's grace and love is 'many coloured' in that there is not one situation in our lives, where his love won't be able to match it. If we go through sorrow, his love is able to cover us; if we go through times of joy, then his love is able to match that. Light or dark, sunshine or rain, wind or hail, summer or winter - God's love is adequate!
As you embrace this new day as a gift from God, may you be able to grasp how WIDE, LONG, HIGH and DEEP his love for us actually is. May we all be blessed through God's 'many-coloured' grace.
Walk boldly in God's Grace,