I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 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, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge —that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
You know that one song that gives you goosebumps every time you hear it? This is the verse that gives me goosebumps.
Of all the things I hope for Everett—health, safety, a good education, the ability to make wise decisions when he’s a teenager, a fulfilling career, a godly wife, beautiful children of his own—nothing compares to the hope I have that he will one day know Jesus. Above all else, I pray that he will come to grasp, as well as mere mortals can, how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ.
Do you have a life verse? Did you pick one for your children?