Ephesians 3:17b-21 (TNIV) – “And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s 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.
“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.”
Research involves looking at the smallest details and combining it with previous knowledge to piece together a new picture and new knowledge, but what if there is something that is beyond our knowledge. In Ephesians, it says that the love of Christ is so wide, so long, so high, and so deep that it even surpasses knowledge. We cannot research God’s love or try to figure it out, but God’s Word says that we can experience it ourselves and be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. How awesome that our experience of God and what we think others can experience is not capped at our knowledge, but it is by God’s grace that we may be able to be filled all fullness.
Responding to the transmitted message: Let’s pray for the Spirit’s power so that we would deeply grasp how much God loves us and how much God loves those whom we have a hard time loving. Let’s ask according to God’s Word that God would do what is impossible for us, but is possible for God to do. Let’s continue to ask God for our missional groups and campuses.