Susan Spess Shay

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Practicing My First SSMT Verse


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Have you learned your Siesta Scripture Memory Team verse? I think I know mine. I’ll give it a shot.

Here we go–“And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, have the power along with all the saints to grasp how wide and deep and long is the love of Christ.” Eph. 3: 17b-18. NIV

I’ve definitely been rooted and established in love. My parents rooted us in love if nothing else, which makes my childhood one of the happiest I’ve ever heard of.

That kind of pure love should give me the power to  grasp the dimensions of the love of Christ, shouldn’t it?

But can I? Can anyone grasp the absolute, pure and selfless love of Christ, who not only lived his entire life for us, He laid down his life for us!

And then, being God, He had the power to take up his life again.

I’m humbled that the creator of the universe would lay down his life for me. My sins were enough to send Him to the cross–which he suffered for me.

The wages of sin is death. Spiritual death. Hell. But because Christ took my sins to the cross, I have Life eternal.

Author: Susan Shay

For as long as I can remember, I've loved two things--reading and people--and that led me to become a writer. Many of my stories are set in Small Town Worlds. I'm a wife, mother, sibling and an aunt. I have a deep faith in God, and an exciting life in Christ. Maybe I shouldn't be (after all, he's God!) but I'm constantly amazed at the things He's up to. :)

3 thoughts on “Practicing My First SSMT Verse

  1. When I read your post about Christ’s love, the song “I Can Only Imagine” comes to mind. A love more deep & committed than a Mother’s love, we are in for a wonderful beautiful time in Heaven when we see Him in all his Glory! Thanks for reminding me of His love today!

    • Thank you, Sharon, for “getting” me. And I love that song. Will we fall down and worship or dance with the joy of it all?
      I’m trying to read through the Bible this year, too. So far so good, but keep me in your prayers.
      Satan’s been knocking on my door today.

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