Fly or Swim?

Ephesians 3:17-19 MSG And I ask him that with both feet planted firmly on love, 18 you’ll be able to take in with all Christians the extravagant dimensions of Christ’s love. Reach out and experience the breadth! Test its length! Plumb the depths! Rise to the heights! 19 Live full lives, full in the fullness of God.

The question was put to us on FaceBook  would we rather fly or if we could breathe underwater, explore the ocean. I would rather fly. It seems a little like heaven and god paints it new every day. And when God calls me home I’m hoping He’ll take me up through the eye of a hurricane. I believe His finger stirs hurricanes (possibly theologically incorrect). 

This is what Paul has challenged us to do with love. Explore every detail, give it away, receive it, watch the way other people love, study how Jesus loved and God’s love in the Old Testament. We’ve so much to learn and experience about His love. And we’ll never learn it all. Fly or swim as much as you can.

Somehow all of this happens with our feet firmly planted on love. So we’re not dizzy falling in love. We love with a warm generous heart and a level head. 

We lavish love with abandon the way He has for us. He has given us grace to ease our guilty hearts when we sin that old, familiar sin one more time. He has mercy on us when our heart is broken; He becomes so near. All day we can chat with Him as if a Friend is by our side and One is. He gives us the Comforter for when we suffer so that one day we can comfort someone else. There are unexplorable depths and breadths to His love. And we’ve been invited to go flying and swimming in it.


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