It’s crazy how deeply empty a lot of people feel these days. Do you pick up on that emptiness? Do you notice it around you? You probably feel it yourself to some degree. We have so, so much that fills every piece of our lives—things that fill our closets, time, pantries, minds, attention, inboxes, garages, and on and on. Unfortunately, the more we try to fill ourselves with those things, the more empty we feel. No amount of earthly stuff can make the void go away.
We strive so hard to make our lives feel full, but the true solution requires no striving. True fullness comes from knowledge of a simple, beautiful truth. “I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God” (Ephesians 3:17-19).
“Wide and long and high and deep.” Paul’s not talking about the dimensions of a boat or a garage. The message he sends is this: Christ’s love is expansive enough to fill our void.
“That you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” This is Paul’s prayer to the Ephesian Christians, and it’s my prayer for you—that you allow God, through his fullness, to make you truly full.
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