There were various measurements used in human history. One measurement was roughly how far one could spread their arms… a fathom. To fathom something has come to mean, discover how long, wide, high or deep it is. The apostle Paul says that God’s love is unfathomable, but he prays that we would plumb the depths and widths and heights of it. He adds that God’s wisdom is multifaceted, and that is for sure. In my life, I have come to see that God’s wisdom and love are seemingly infinite. He is patient and longsuffering with me. And because of His great love, I am finding a great capacity to love Him and others. How about you?
For this reason I bend my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner self, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled to all the fullness of God. Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen. Ephesians 3:14b-21 NASB
How has the love of God changed my capacity to love others? What wisdom could I seek from Him today?
God, as this day begins- I thank You for Your goodness. Even in suffering, You have an eternal plan. I am praying this morning for each in my family who are about godly tasks and purpose. May each of us in some small way glorify (reveal) You by reflecting something of Your infinite love and wisdom.