Words from the Heart for Wednesday November 18th, 2020

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 (NIV)

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The Love of Christ

Ottawa Walking Tours’ Craig MacDonald was asked what he loved about Ottawa and he replied, “Its European city feel and yet being so close to the Canadian wilderness we are famous for. Within a 15-minute drive of the downtown core, you can be surrounded by freshwater lakes, hiking trails, dense forests, white-water rafting, hot air ballooning, or in the winter dog sledding or skiing either alpine or cross-country. Quite simply I love Ottawa because it has everything for everyone in a safe, clean and beautiful historical city.”

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How do you describe something that is indescribable? How would you describe the Rocky Mountains, for example, to someone who had never been off the prairies and who had never seen mountain before. You may be able to physically describe them, but how do you explain the overwhelming sense of awe that mountains generate. If this is case with the physical world, how can anyone describe the love of God that we have experienced in Jesus Christ. Ephesians 3:17-19 says: “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.” The old hymn gets it right: “The love of God is greater far than tongue or pen can ever tell.” In the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ we begin to understand just how much God loves us. Take time today to consider God’s love for you.

These have been words from the heart.
Bob Beasley