Rest in the knowledge that you are deeply loved.
- Posted on May 5, 2021
Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22–23 (NIV)
My drive into work takes me down the California coastline. The view is spectacular. The cliffs to my right disappear into the crashing waves below. As I drop into the small coastal valley, the beach curves past the mountain range that frames the seaside town Pacifica. The expanse of blue-green ocean sits beneath a brilliant blue sky. Some mornings the endless stretch of surf is hemmed in by rolling fog. The ocean stretches far beyond where my eyes can see. I can’t comprehend its greatness.
The same is true of Jesus’s love for me. I catch glimpses of His great love for me, but I can’t comprehend it. Some moments I feel engulfed by His compassion, but when I truly think about it—it is beyond me. The apostle Paul wrote, “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 . . . ” (Ephesians 3:17–19, NIV) Jesus’ love for us is so great that we can’t truly know its depths or heights. His mercies renew daily. His faithfulness is unending. We can’t begin to understand how much Jesus loves us, but we can revel in it. Wherever you are right now, whatever you have or haven’t done,—more than you could ever begin to imagine.
Faith Step: If you have never been to the ocean before, scroll through some pictures online. Try and comprehend the vastness of it and know that Jesus loves you even more.