Ephesians 3:14-20

For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen. Ephesians 3:14-20

Oh what bottomless depths! What unsearchable heights! What incomprehensible lengths and inexhaustible breadths! I dare not propose to know. Indeed this love surpasses knowledge and escapes its prideful grasps. Yet it draws near on the heavenly wings of the Spirit to both quiet the soul and enrapture the heart with its presence which is the very presence of Christ himself. For the Spirit and Christ are One and One with the Father—the glorious Trinity bound eternally in happy, mutually reciprocating love. The Spirit indwells our hearts through faith manifesting the presence of Christ whose love he brings to us—the very love of the Trinity in which we have been rooted and grounded that we also may be filled with all the fullness of God who is love.

It is thus that the power of God’s loving presence is at work within us—the power that sustains perfect, unending fellowship of Father, Son and Spirit, the power that created and sustains all things in heaven and on earth, the power that demolished the stronghold of sin and death, the power that established the eternal dominion of Jesus over all things which God has made, the power that ensures a day is coming when God will dwell with us and we shall be his people and he shall be our God. Does this power have an equal? Can it be restrained by some other power? Can it be circumscribed by those who come against it? Can it be limited by our own lack of faith or timidity or any such thing? Surely not! For he to whom this supreme power belongs is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think. To God be glory in those in whom this power is at work and in our Savior Christ Jesus throughout all generations and to the ends of the earth, forever and ever. Amen.

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