Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Day # 25 : Surpasses Grasp { HeArT to hEaRt }

Day # 25 : Surpasses Grasp

I overuse, as probably most of us would admit, the word "awesome".  And I sure don't feel as if the word is appropriate in describing a love so deep as the One love of the One God.  So, in a futile but worthy attempt to condense the incomprehensible love from God into a simple word, we will use a combo word.


Let's define it if possible :)
Let's make it look all professional, and placed in a dictionary. Here goes!

awe•ma•zing \ awemazing\ adj. \ (2015)
1: the literary combination of two extreme words (awesome and amazing) that is used to attempt describing a concept that cannot be confined or adequately noted by one word or the other.

Silly aside, the definition does describe the intention of its use, with a subject beyond wordage.  No amount of extreme words are capable of packaging an "ok, I get it" in regards to agape love. Perfect, flawless and totally ungraspable love! ( I may have just made up another word there ).

This is how Paul put it :

{ [ I bow my knees ] That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and to know the love of Christ which passes understanding. } Ephesians 3: 17-19

Paul says that if we have Christ, we are ultimately grounded in love and THEN... we may be able to experience it's intensity and dimensions. But he ends by making a valid and confusing point: that in spite of knowing and experiencing Jesus' love, it surpasses our grasp. We have the capacity to feel it, but not make sense of it. Basically,  His love still defies anything close to human sense.  It's BreAdtH, LeNgTh, DePtH, or HeiGhT are awe•ma•zing!

We attempt to comprehend the LoVe of our Savior, but His Word says we just can't quite fully absorb it. We are humans, and humans do things as humans. We even love, humanly. But God doesn't. Through Christ, we often see the picture of His love. Either through the healing he gives, the kindness He shows, His grace and mercy or through His ultimate sacrifice.

All the great recordings of Christ's ministry and the recording in our mind from His personal goodness to us, give us a clearer grasp on how much He loves us!  But as hard as we try and as much as we should, we are still not capable as humans to comprehend the Awe•ma•zing adoration God has for His children. That's one of the most exciting absolutions about His love!  If humans could get our hands around the LoVe of The Almighty, we wouldn't be human and He wouldn't be... Who He is!

The LoVe of the Almighty is...
         .....and still surpasses grasp!

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