Devotions

The Depths of Love

As I ascended the stairs of the apartment, I had only one thing on my mind.

I couldn’t wait to throw my arms around my son.

He turned his face toward mine, and I felt a sense of relief that I had not felt in over a month.

Squeezing him for the first time in 34 days, I may have let my countdown calendar slip.

“Mom, you have really been counting the days?”

Was this really a question?

Of course I had!

As I soaked up his presence, I wanted to know the details of his day to day life.

There was nothing my heart wanted more than to know everything.

Friends, this is how our Heavenly Father feels about us.

He cannot wait for us to turn our face toward Him so He can wrap His arms around us.

In His presence is where He longs for us to be.

Even though our Creator is all knowing, there is nothing His heart wants more than for us to share everything with Him.

God wants to share with the fullness of His love as He makes His home in our hearts.

“May Christ through your faith [actually] dwell (settle down, abide, make His permanent home) in your hearts! May you be rooted deep in love and founded securely on love, That you may have the power and be strong to apprehend and grasp with all the saints [God’s devoted people, the experience of that love] what is the breadth and length and height and depth [of it]; [That you may really come] to know [practically, through experience for yourselves] the love of Christ, which far surpasses mere knowledge [without experience]; that you may be filled [through all your being] unto all the fullness of God [may have the richest measure of the divine Presence, and become a body wholly filled and flooded with God Himself]!”

‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭3:17-19‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

Standing in the apartment gazing at my child, I wondered if he would ever understand the depth of my love for him.

But more importantly, I want Him to know the depth of the love his Heavenly Father has for him.

My prayer is that you know that same love, too.

He is waiting for you to turn to Him.

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