FRIDAY: 8th June, 2018
Reference text: Ephesians 3:8-12.14-19
Ephesians 3:17-19 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.
In Petroleum engineering, the mere discovery of an oil field is only the beginning of the process. One needs to move on to appraisal, which is an attempt to determine the dimensions of the reservoir, and to ascertain the impact of any proximal structures and significant geographical features on this reservoir. Therefore, even though expensive, this often presupposes the drilling of more oil wells to make good work of this discovery.
By extension, significant contact and effort is needed to even attempt to understand and find an answer to the question ‘how much am I loved by God?’ In writing to the Ephesians, Saint Paul not only uses the dimension of height, depth, breadth and length to drive home his point, rather, he invites the believer himself, to imaging how far the love of God towards them reaches.
Hence, the call of Paul is not one we should take for granted because even in the our human relationships, it is actually easy to spot the difference between someone who knows how much they are loved, and another who doesn’t. This is because knowing how much one is loved, has a direct influence on one’s way of doing things.
To further lessen our load, we are offered a way to do this: ‘to be rooted and grounded in love’. In other words, to know and understand love, you must first be IN love. This time round, it isn’t just the idea of falling in love with another in the literal way, but taking seat in the PERSON called love- IN God himself.
REMEMBER # Love has a name- it’s JESUS