Ephesians 3:19 - Experiencing the Love of Christ and the Fullness of God.

Ephesians 3:19 (NLT) May you experience the 
love of Christ, though it is too great to 
understand fully. Then you will be made complete with 
all the fullness of life and power that comes 
from God.  


   Minnie was a coworker in a jobs program 
for disadvantaged youth. Minnie was hilarious, 
many times without even trying to be. Everyone in 
the office adored Minnie. 
   One day Minnie came to work looking glum. 
When I asked her what was wrong, she said, "I 
feel so unnecessary." The way she rolled her eyes 
when she said it made me laugh, So Minnie! But 
when I thought about her statement, it was 
anything but funny. 
   In our our frantic, impersonal world 
today, how many of us feel unloved, unwanted, or 
unimportant? I know I've felt that way. I need to 
reassure myself that Jesus's love is constant and 
unwavering. Whether I deem myself good, bad, or 
somewhere in between, Jesus loves me just the same. 
His love is eternal and perfect, no matter the 
   I've been guilty of looking at myself 
through another person's eyes and frequently falling 
short. Seeking approval from others is a losing 
proposition. My value comes from Jesus, who thought 
highly enough of me to die for me. 
   I went over to Minnie, gave her a big 
hug, and told her, Oh, Minnie, you're totally 
necessary to me and to everyone in this office." She 
gave me a smile, then went to her desk and got to 
work. We all need to be reminded that we are 
valuable, especially to Jesus. Pat Butler Dyson 
   Faith Step: Make a list of things that 
make you valuable to Jesus. [Mornings With Jesus 
2022 Devotional by Guideposts and Zondervan] 


   Truth in Christ and through Christ is 
measureless. The student of Scripture looks, as it were, 
into a fountain that deepens and broadens as he 
gazes into its depths. Not in this life shall we 
comprehend the mystery of God's love in giving His Son 
to be the propitiation for our sins. The work 
of our Redeemer on this earth is and ever will 
be a subject that will put to the stretch our 
highest imagination. Man may tax every mental power 
in the endeavor to fathom this mystery, but his 
mind will become faint and weary. The most 
diligent searcher will see before him a boundless, 
shoreless sea.  
   The truth as it is in Jesus can be 
experienced, but never explained. Its height and breadth 
and depth pass our knowledge. We may task our 
imagination to the utmost, and then we shall see only 
dimply the outlines of a love that is 
unexplainable, that is as high as heaven, but that stooped 
to the earth to stamp the image of God on all 
   Yet it is possible for us to see all that 
we can bear of the divine compassion. This is 
unfolded to the humble, contrite soul. We shall 
understand God's compassion just in proportion as we 
appreciate His sacrifice for us. As we search the word 
of God in humility of heart, the grand theme of 
redemption will open to our research. It will increase 
in brightness as we behold it, and as we aspire 
to grasp it, its height and depth will ever 
   Our life is to be bound up with the life 
of Christ; we are to draw constantly from Him, 
partaking of Him, the living Bread that came down from 
heaven, drawing from a fountain ever fresh, ever 
giving forth its abundant treasures. If we keep the 
Lord ever before us, allowing our hearts to go 
out in thanksgiving and praise to Him, we shall 
have a continual freshness in our religious life. 
Our prayers will take the form of a conversation 
with God as we would talk with a friend. He will 
speak His mysteries to us personally. Often there 
will come to us a sweet joyful sense of the 
presence of Jesus. Often our hearts will burn within 
us as He draws nigh to commune with us as He 
did with Enoch. When this is in truth the 
experience of the Christian, there is seen in his life 
a simplicity, a humility, meekness, and 
lowliness of heart, that show to all with whom he 
associates that he has been with Jesus and learned of 
Him.  COL128-130 

   What love, what matchless love, that, 
sinners and aliens as we are, we may be brought back 
to God and adopted into His family! We may 
address Him by the endearing name, "Our Father," 
which is a sign of our affection for Him and a 
pledge of His tender regard and relationship to us. 
And the Son of God, beholding the heirs of 
grace, "is not ashamed to call them brethren." They 
have even a more sacred relationship to God than 
have the angels who have never fallen.  
   All the paternal love which has come down 
from generation to generation through the channel 
of human hearts, all the springs of tenderness 
which have opened in the souls of men, are but as 
a tiny rill to the boundless ocean, when 
compared with the infinite, exhaustless love of God. 
Tongue cannot utter it; pen cannot portray it. You 
may meditate upon it every day of your life; you 
may search the Scriptures diligently in order to 
understand it; you may summon every power and 
capability that God has given you, in the endeavor to 
comprehend the love and compassion of the heavenly 
Father; and yet there is an infinity beyond.  
   In all His children God beholds the image 
of His only-begotten Son. He looks upon them 
with a love greater than any language can 
express. He enfolds them in the arms of His love. The 
Lord rejoices over His people. ML289 


To know God is to love Him; DA22


Ephesians 3:19: Experiencing the Love of 
Christ and the Fullness of God. 





If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or 
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either 
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in 
hearing from you.  Thanks in advance and let's keep 
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred