And 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)
I have been meditating on this verse. Why does Paul pray that we grasp the expanse of the love of Christ, then turn around and say this love surpasses knowledge? I think it means: I won’t be able to fully understand the vastness of God’s love, but through Jesus I can receive its fullness. It is like the Phlox (wildflower pictured above), I don’t understand how such beauty comes out of a little seed; thankfully, that doesn’t prevent me from enjoying it.
By the time you read this meditation this Phlox will have withered and died, but God’s love is new this morning and will endure forever.