Trees sometimes make me feel small. Especially, when I look up and and see them pointing at the sky.
In a similar way, Ephesians 3:17-19 fills me wonder at the immensity of God’s love, and the smallness of my understanding.
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.
“Amazing love! how can it be
That Thou, my God, should die for me!”
Refrain from “And Can It Be, That I Should Gain?” by Charles Wesley
“Better is…” a place where we do not see clearly. A place we must rely on God’s Word.
Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere; I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked. Psalm 84:10
Better to have nothing and see God’s glory,
Than to have everything in darkness.
Better to be last with Jesus,
Than to be alone at the top.
Better to mourn and receive comfort from Jesus,
Than a thousand days of laughter without hope.
Better to be merciful and receive mercy,
Than trying to justify yourself before God.
Better is to humbly follow Jesus,
Than pursue all the wisdom of this world.
What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul? Mark 8:36
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil. Proverbs 3:5-7
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.” Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?” Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:1-6