Eph. 3:19 and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
Have you ever thought about how much love plays a part in the lives of all God’s creatures? From the mama grizzly bear to the African lioness, mothers have a powerful love for their young. You see all kinds of love that is entrenched in all of our lives. The love smitten teenager, the grieving widow, all of us are effected by love every day. Creation reflects its Creator. Our Creator is the fountain of all love. His abode, the place called heaven, is pulsating with His supernatural love. The Father’s love is infinite and can be seen in His affection that pours out upon His only Son Jesus Christ. The good news is that we have been adopted into His family. In Christ, we also have become the object of the Father’s love. Heaven will be an endless adventure as we explore the height, the depth, the breadth and the width of God’s love. Jonathan Edwards preached a powerful sermon entitled ‘Heaven is a World of Love’. It is one of my two favorite sermons of all time. Here is a taste of Edwards’ world of love.
“Here is joy unspeakable indeed; here is humble, holy, divine joy in its perfection. Love is a sweet principle, especially divine love. It is a spring of sweetness. But here the spring shall become a river, and an ocean. All shall stand about the God of glory, the fountain of love, as it were opening their bosoms to be filled with those effusions of love which are poured forth from thence, as the flowers on the earth in a pleasant spring day open their bosoms to the sun to be filled with his warmth and light, and to flourish in beauty and fragrancy by his rays. Every saint is as a flower in the garden of God, and holy love is the fragrancy and sweet odor which they all send forth, and with which they fill that paradise….. And thus they will live and thus they will reign in love, and in that godlike joy which is the blessed fruit of it, such as eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, nor hath ever entered into the heart of any in this world to conceive [cf. 1 Corinthians 2:9]. And thus they will live and reign forever and ever.”
If you are born again you are clothed with Christ. In Christ you are the recipient of a limitless love. Open your heart today. The love of God is being poured out into your heart, it will change everything.