I pray that you, being rooted and firmly established in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the length and width, height and depth of God’s love. —Ephesians 3:17–18 CSB
There's nothing more powerful than love. The love of God flowing through us can melt the most calloused heart and heal it. It can redeem families, restore churches, and rebuild a nation.
Dr. Karl Menninger was a psychiatrist and the founder of the famous Menninger clinic. He said, “Love is a medicine for the sickness of the world, a prescription often given, too rarely taken.”3 He believed that if people could learn to give and receive love, they could usually recover from their physical or mental illness. Love is powerful.
I’m so thankful for what Jesus endured at Calvary for our sake, that He was willing to be separated from His Father and bear the full brunt of God’s righteous wrath against sin. He bore it all for love’s sake so that we in turn would be willing to bear all for love’s sake.
3 Karl Menninger, Love Against Hate (Boston: Mariner Books, 1959) 294.
Make it Personal
Thank God for the power of His love in your life. Then pray that those who aren’t yet Christians would experience that power in their own lives.