Ephesians 3:17-19 (New International Version)
17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 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, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
A story is told about a father and his son who were minding their sheep in the highlands of Scotland one spring night. The young son tugged at his father's pant leg and asked, "Daddy, how big is God's love?" The father stopped a moment and then pointed and explained, "Son, beyond these gigantic mountains to the south and farther than the eye can see is England." "Aye," said the boy. Then the dad turned, pointed, and said, "And to the north and beyond, farther than the eye can see is the great Atlantic Ocean." "Aye," said the son. The father hesitated a moment and then said, "Well son, God's love is bigger than both those distances." The young son looked amazed, and with a Scottish smile on his face and looking directly into his father's eyes, he said, "Oh daddy, isn't it wonderful! We're standing right here in the middle of it!" With tears in his eyes, the father picked his son up and hugged him.
We, too, are standing in the middle of God's great love. Let us acknowledge Him as the giver of all gifts, His greatest ones being forgiveness, compassion, and love.
God is in control, and causes all things to work together for good for those who love Him, and our God will see us through the rough waters.
Wide, wide as the ocean, High as the heaven above, Deep, deep as the deepest sea Is our Saviour's love.
Dear Lord we thank You for Your gift of love. Thank you for always being there, ready to come to our rescue when we call upon You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.