"I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God." -Ephesians 3:16-19
If only we could grasp, with our finite minds, the infinite love of our Father. I can only compare it to walking into a gallery for an art exhibit. You stand in awe of the pictures that surround you. Everyone there is amazed at the work of the creator. But suddenly, the artist appears and says, "Wait... you've got it all wrong. That is my masterpiece." And with that, he points to you.
And in reality, that is what God did through Jesus Christ. To know that the Creator of the universe cherishes us above all else... it's incredible.
If only we could live our lives like masterpieces. We would be secure in our relationships with our Creator, never questioning His love or wavering in our faith. We would value ourselves and the people around us, lavishing love upon each other and extending the very grace we have received. And above all, we would bring glory to the Artist who brought us to life.