Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The Greatest Knowledge


What do you believe is the greatest knowledge of all? Everyone has his own opinion with his own reason.

I tell you mine. The knowledge that I am so dearly loved by my Father in heaven is the greatest knowledge of all. I hold on to this truth. By His grace, I (try to) practice it everyday. I have to remind myself of this truth each day, specially on moments where heart is tempted.

Who and what can measure the love of the Father for His children? To try or even think is futile. I rest in His Word instead, and I am satisfied.

I love, love how the Apostle Paul used different terminologies just to explain the depth of God's love for us in Ephesians 3:17-19. Even the great Apostle is out of words.  "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."

There is not enough words and no human mind can fully measure the love of God for us. Superlatives are insufficient. The understanding of great minds are puny to grasp. However, the Apostle Paul's prayer is quite re-assuring. People who are "rooted and established in love" can have the power to understand the immeasurable love of God for us, His children. These people are the ones who acknowledge the sacrifice and found the love of the Lord Jesus Christ. People who remained in His love and grace.  Also noticed how he said, "together with all the Lord's holy people." This statement emphasizes the importance of the community of believers coming together. We need each other to understand His love. We cannot perceive His love by ourselves. We need to share the love to understand. The experience of giving, of receiving, of sharing the love imparts us understanding. Not by human knowledge, but by the understanding of the heart. The Apostle clearly spoke, that the love of God "surpasses knowledge." If we try to grasp the love of God just by studying it, our effort to do so ends in vain. Our inner being has to experience His love to understand, for the mind alone is never enough to fully receive the revelation of the Father's love.

What knowledge in our life do we hold dear? Is it a knowledge that stays today and gone tomorrow, or a knowledge that goes with us through eternal? Let us cling to the latter.

Blooming in Grace,
Riza