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When I think of the width, depth, length and height of God’s love for me, I can find it really hard to grasp, let alone experience.  It’s hard to comprehend that the Creator of the universe opens His arms wide to us and invites us to come to Him, just as we are.  He took you and me, full of sin and shame and reached down from the wide expanse of Heaven and grabbed hold of our hearts.  He’s never let go and we’ve been forever changed by His love – whether we are aware of this or not. It also makes no difference to God whether we agree with this or not.  Think of all of the ‘non-Christians’ you know that seem more loving than you ‘Christian’ friends – interesting isn’t it?

Whenever I visit the beach, I stand on the shore and look across the wide expanse of ocean.  It goes on, and on, and on.  This is how the love of God is.  There is no end.  It is everlasting.

There is something eternal about this kind of deep and wide and relentless love.  It is as though it has always been, is here now, and will always continue.  One day we will cross the bridge and understand how this all works – for now it is and has always been about faith.

And I hear, when you get to the river
You look back for the very last time
And when you cross, you get washed off forever
Hurry up boy, eternity’s on the other side
Deep as it is wide
~ Amy Grant

May you come to know this week how deep and wide His love is for you.  May you let this image sink into your soul, if only for a minute.  May you know that this requires little understanding, no comprehension, or any reasoning.  May you let go and experience this love, may you let it relentlessly pursue you, lose and find yourself.

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, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.  ~ Ephesians 3:17-19

Deep as it is Wide

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We walk to the other side
Through the valleys of this world
Deep as they are wide

We walk the pristine shores of life
Time measured by the tides
Waters ebb and flow to meet the oceans
Deep as they are wide

We climb the sunlit mountain peaks
From where darkness cannot hide
Let the light flood your empty soul
As deep as it is wide

Walk with me as life goes on
I’m here right by your side
My everlasting love for you
Deep as it is wide


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