I’ve heard people say, “God doesn’t love me…what a load of rubbish. If he loved me I’d feel it, wouldn’t I?” The answer is, “Yes, you would, and yes, you do.” I invite you to ponder these few thoughts in your life.
What do you feel when you first lay eyes on your newborn baby?
What do you feel as that baby grows into a little personality and your heart feels like it will burst with each new thing she/he does?
Or if children aren’t in your life…what is it you feel towards your brand new puppy or kitten?
What do you feel on your wedding day when you look into the eyes of your bride/groom and say, “I do”.
What is it you feel when you get your first diploma, your first degree, your first job?
Do you love looking in awe at the star-studded, galaxy-filled universe?
I would love to post a photo of one of my grandsons who just got his braces off. The smile on his face is priceless. But my love goes deeper than showing him off, because I know that it would embarrass him and I respect his feelings.
What I’m getting at here is that when you experience all these feelings of love, awe, respect…you are experiencing God’s love for you…a hundredfold. God is where love originated; the only way to explain that unexplainable feeling.
…And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 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…Ephesians 3:17-18
Here is the Bee Gees 1977 hit, “How Deep is Your Love”. May I suggest that instead of seeing Barry, Robin and Maurice singing, you picture God asking you…how deep is your love?