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marbella3 65F
2252 posts
1/11/2019 4:42 am

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1/11/2019 7:50 am

Infinite Dimensions

Genesis 27–28; Matthew 8:18–34
I pray that you . . . [will] grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ.

Ephesians 3:17–18

Ephesians 3:16-21

I lay still on the vinyl-covered mat and held my breath on command as the machine whirred and clicked. I knew lots of folks had endured MRIs, but for claustrophobic me, the experience required focused concentration on something—Someone—much bigger than myself.

In my mind, a phrase from Scripture—“how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ” (Ephesians 3:18—moved in rhythm with the machine’s hum. In Paul’s prayer for the Ephesian church, he described four dimensions to God’s love in order to stress the unending parameters of His love and presence.

My position while lying down for the MRI provided a new image for my understanding. Wide: the six inches on either side of where my arms were tightly pinned to my body within the tube. Long: the distance between the cylinder’s two openings, extending out from my head and feet. High: the six inches from my nose up to the “ceiling” of the tube. Deep: the support of the tube anchored to the floor beneath me, holding me up. Four dimensions illustrating God’s presence surrounding and holding me in the MRI tube—and in every circumstance of life.

God’s love is ALL around us. Wide: He extends His arms to reach all people everywhere. Long: His love never ends. High: He lifts us up. Deep: He dips down, holding us in all situations. Nothing can separate us from Him!
(Romans 8:38–39).

Today's Reflection

MrsJoe 71F
10814 posts
1/11/2019 6:55 am

Having only our human experiences and understanding, we cannot begin to comprehend the scope of the love of God. I could write a whole sermon on our perceptions of God's love.

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