What to Pray For… Again! (12/22/2019)
Ephesians 3:14–21; Nathan Gerber:
Once again, Paul prays for his friends in Ephesus (see 1:15-23, too). What’s different about Paul’s second prayer? This time Paul prays for the spiritual growth of his friends and that they would understand how much Jesus loves them – how high, how wide, how long and how deep the love of Christ is for them. Paul puts spatial terms on the love of Christ to emphasize a point: God’s love never ends no matter who we are or what we have done, and his love is great enough to take us to be with him forever. High, long, wide and deep, that’s how much God loves you!