“..to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.” (Ephesians 3:19 NKJV)
Paul summed up his prayer for the Ephesians in this amazing statement. If you know the love of Christ, you’re filled with the fullness of God. What can you experience that’s more important than Christ’s love? You may talk about miracles of God, salvation, protection, sustenance, or many numbers of things that may seem important, but all of those things are there because of the love of God. The amazing thing about the love of Christ is that His love is always there, it’s always around. It’s freely available. Many people who would be considered evil benefit from the love of Christ without even knowing it. Many people who are considered good in the eyes of the world can relate stories of great things happening, and not realize that they are experiencing Christ’s love. When Paul prayed that they would know the love of Christ that passes knowledge, he was praying that they would recognize God’s fullness in a world where love is sorely lacking.
It’s possible to experience Christ’s love without knowing Christ. It’s also possible to know Christ and not comprehend the depth of His love. That’s why Paul had to pray for the Ephesians to know that. I can’t think of anything that would be more important for you than to know the love of Christ and experience the fullness of God. That is my prayer for you today.
Lord, help me to know the love of Christ and experience Your fullness. Help me to share that love and help others know it as well. May our lives reflect Your fullness in us.