I need a miracle…

…and so do you!

“For this reason I bow my knees before the Father… …that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you… …know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.”

Taken from Ephesians 3:14-20 E.S.V.

It’s one of the best know and loved prayers in the New Testament, and yet its so easy to fail to notice that this is a prayer for the impossible! Paul tells his friends in the church in Ephesus that he is praying for them, and he tells them what he is praying for them. Here he tells them that he is praying for them to know something which is impossible to know! He is praying that they “know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge.” Paul is praying for nothing less than a miracle.

Experience, understanding and knowledge of the love of Christ cannot come simply from reason or logic. The vastness and wonder of the love of Christ demands that we look for help outside of ourselves. The self contained and self sufficient spiritual life will never and can never know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge. Only the heart open to the whisperings and workings of God the Holy Spirit can know the love of Christ, for to know the love of Christ demands a miracle of revelation.

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