At bedtime Aspen likes us to read to her the children’s book, “Guess How Much I Love You”.   The book tells a story of a young rabbit named Little Nutbrown Hare.  At bedtime the little rabbit finds different ways to tell his father, Big Nutbrown Hare, how much he loves him.  But father, being older and wiser always finds a way to one-up his young son.  At the end of the story when Little Nutbrown Hare is almost asleep he says, “I love you all the way to the moon.”  Big Nutbrown Hare softly replies, “I love you to the moon and back.” 

That is a lot of love, but God loves us even more than to the moon and back.  Ephesians 3:19 tells us that God’s love for us “surpasses knowledge”.  Just think about all the  planets and solar systems that exist beyond what the strongest telescope can see.  God’s love for us surpasses knowledge.  He loves us to the furthest universe and back.  What am I supposed to do with all that love?  Give it to others!  Matthew 22:39, “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

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 saints, 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