Deeper than the deep blue sea - Daily Bread


… to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge. – Ephesians 3:19

Several hundred miles off the coast of Guam is the Mariana Trench, the deepest place in the ocean. On January 23, 1960, Jacques Piccard and Donald Walsh climbed into a submersible vessel and were lowered into the cold, lonely darkness. Their descent into the deep, which set the world record, has never been repeated.

The depth of the ocean is mind-boggling. The Mariana Trench is nearly 7 miles down. The water pressure at the bottom of the trench is 15,931 pounds per square inch. Yet there is life. Walsh saw flat fish on the ocean floor, surviving despite the pressure and the darkness.

For most of us, it’s hard to fathom just how deep the Mariana Trench is. But much more difficult to comprehend is the love of God. Paul was hard-pressed to describe it, but he prayed that his readers would be able somehow to grasp "the width and length and depth and height – to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge" (Ephesians 3:18).

The reason we can never reach the depths of God’s love is that it is infinite – beyond measure. If you ever feel alone and unloved, that you’ve sunk to the depths of dark despair, think about Ephesians 3:18. God’s love for you is deeper than the Mariana Trench! – Dennis Fisher

I have a Friend whose faithful love
Is more than all the world to me;
It’s higher than the heights above,
And deeper than the boundless sea. – Anon

READ: Ephesians 3:14-21

You’re never beyond the reach of God’s love.