I am seeing the quote everywhere as a home decoration; “To the Moon and Back.” The original quote begins with, “I Love You…” This quote is found in the children’s book, “Guess How Much I Love You.” It is a sweet story by British author, Sam McBratney relating a conversation between two hares. Each exchange uses larger and larger measures to describe their love for each other. The story ends with this superlative.
Our verse for today describes a love that cannot be quantified! There is no limit to God’s love. It is wider than one can ever imagine. It is deeper than anyone can ever plunge. The distance to the moon and back is not long or high enough to describe God’s love! There is no limit because He Himself is Love (I John 4:8).
Paul prays for power to grasp the unmeasurable nature of God’s love. The Holy Spirit gives that power to grasp something so limitless (verse 16). It is through His Spirit that we can know a love that surpasses knowledge. He whispers His love to me. He quiets me with His love (Zeph. 3:17). His love is like no other. He loved me when I was His enemy and estranged from Him. He loves me in spite of and not because of who I am. His love is not only unconditional but limitless. Earthly love often can not hold it together for a simple lifetime. God’s love is from everlasting to everlasting. I will be enjoying that love for eternity!
To the moon and back is much too short. Thank you Lord, for Your immeasurable love for me!