“I pray that you … 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.”

Ephesians 3:17-19
Years ago, I was struck by the title of one of Francis Schaeffer’s books: He Is There and He Is Not Silent. Such simple truths and yet such good news! The Creator of all things exists, and He isn’t hiding Himself. He’s pouring forth speech, making Himself known. He doesn’t communicate in a single, monotonous way. Sometimes He speaks in factual truths, other times with stories and parables, and other times with the rich, imaginative language of poetry.

I’ve only recently realized how much the Bible uses poetic language and how its rhythm and wordplay, metaphors and imagery can bring us out of our limited ways of knowing into a realm of wonder. There are things we can’t wrap our head around. But God’s Word engages our imagination and opens new ways for us to understand.

We can say, know, and believe that Jesus’ love is infinite, but Paul’s word-picture of multi-dimensional space, of soaring heights and bottomless depths, of love stretching north and south, east and west, takes us beyond what we grasp into a vast place of amazement and worship.

Scripture Focus

Psalm 19


Note the variety of ways God speaks to you in His Word; hear how He engages your imagination to bring you into His truth.

Bible In A Year

  • Ezekiel 21-22
  • Psalm 141
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