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.