Day 9: Ephesians 2:1-3:21
When I was in elementary school, we got to take a field trip to the science center. I remember my favorite part was the 3D movie we got to watch. It was about all things space. I became lost in the questions about the planets and the moons. My mind was blown thinking about how big the universe is.
The universe– to say the least–is gigantic. But apart from astronomers and cosmologists, we don’t tend to look up very much, do we? We have so many lights on earth, especially in our cities, that they drown out the lights of the stars and the planets. We don’t use the night time to look up at the heavens; instead, most of us use the night time to look down, to focus our attention on our devices and screens. And so, compared to the size of our world and our universe, our lives are small!
In today’s reading in Ephesians, the Apostle Paul is praying that people’s worlds would expand and that their minds would be blown. He is praying for people who have come to believe in Jesus Christ. He wants them to see how huge this is. He’s not talking about physical space and physical knowledge (though this is mind-blowing enough). Instead he’s talking about something even greater: knowing the purposes and character of God, the Creator of the universe.
Tonight, take a moment to put your phone down, go outside, and look up. Then, like Ephesians 3:19 says, “And may you have the power to understand…how wide, how long, how high, and how deep His love is.”