And 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. – Ephesians 3:17-18
A child asked Jesus how much He loved her. He answered, “This much,” and then He stretched out His arms and died on the cross.
You may have heard this before. It’s a good way to think about how much Jesus loves you. He loves you so much that He left heaven and came to earth for you. He loves you so much that He suffered and died for you. And the Bible says that nothing you can do will separate you from the love of Jesus.
In these verses from Ephesians, Paul describes Jesus’ love as being “wide and long and high and deep.” The idea is that it is infinite — you will never come to the end of it. God loved you before He created you. He loves you right this minute. And He will love you for eternity.
We cannot possibly understand how much Jesus loves us. We don’t have to. All we have to do is accept it.
Dear God, thank You for Your love. Please help us to accept it. Amen.
Excerpted with permission from Once-a-Day at the Table Family Devotional by Christopher D. Hudson, copyright Zondervan.
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