I completed a segment of Beth Moore’s SSMT a while back (last January, to be honest) and wrote the following. I thought I’d finally share it with you.
Here’s what #4 and I memorized:
I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, have the power along with all the saints to grasp how wide and long and deep is the love of Christ. Eph. 3:18 NIV
I tried to say if for Sister Amy, and I flunked. Couldn’t begin to remember which came first-wide or long or deep. *sigh* Not that it matters and long as I get it’s talking about the unmeasurable size of Christ’s love, but if I’m going to memorize it, I ought it get it right. Right?
Since I was a little, little girl it has always just wiped me out to think that God, the creator of the universe, the being who can with the blink of an eye can make a absolute miracle (Walk on water? Make the dead live? For Him–easy-peasy!) loved us so much He came to earth as a helpless baby in order to save us.
You. And me.
Is there anything that has less control than a baby? The little bundles have to have help to do anything. They can’t eat, drink, bathe, anything without someone to do it for them. They can’t even ask to have it done.
All they can do on purpose is eat and cry, everything else their bodies do naturally. Yet God, who is in total control of everything, put himself in a position where he had no control in order to take our sin.
Oh, what a gift.