His love is so vast

(“Every Day!” Author unknown, 1872)

“May you know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge!” Ephesians 3:19

Christ’s love surpasses knowledge! Blessed fact! His love is so vast, so full, so free–that it cannot in its completeness be comprehended by finite minds. But enough of it may be known to satisfy our longing hearts, and to fill us with joy and peace.His love is so vast

Let it be our constant desire to know and feel the Savior’s love. Let us dwell with wonder and delight on that marvelous manifestation of it–the sin-atoning sacrifice of Himself for us! What love must that be, that led Him to die, even the death of the cross, for our sins! “Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends”–but Jesus died for His enemies!

Did He die for us as His enemies–then what is His love to us now that we are His friends? It is unutterable!

May the Holy Spirit reveal Christ’s love to us now in such measure as we may be able to understand and enjoy it; but the full disclosures of it await that period when we shall be with Him, and shall see Him as He is!

“May you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should–how wide, how long, how high, and how deep His love is!” Ephesians 3:18
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(James Smith, “Food for the Soul” 1867)

All things work together for good!” Romans 8:28

What! Shall all my severe trials, troubles and afflictions work together for my good? Yes — but they are not good alone — but only in connection with other things.
Outward — and inward,
painful — and pleasant,
joyous — and grievous,
gains — and losses,
victories — and defeats,
all work together! And God superintends the working, so as to secure our good and prevent our injury! God aims at our real and lasting good in all that He does — and in all that He permits. He does nothing, nor allows anything to be done which affects us — but what we shall bless and praise Him for, when we see the entire whole in the light of glory!
“He has done all things well!” Mark 7:37
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