God’s love in Jesus keeps us grounded.
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“I pray that according to the wealth of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in the inner person, that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith, so that, because you have been rooted and grounded in love, you may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and thus to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God.”
Ephesians 3:16 New English Translation
The effects of gravity are at work in this picture. At some point these rocks, leaves and other debris were on higher ground but gravity continues to move them lower and lower.
You and I know the effect gravity has on our lives. As we age our bodies compress a little. We might have been six feet tall at one point but now measure out at 5′ 11 1/2″. We might have always weighed in at around 180 pounds but the weight is positioned a little differently because of gravity.
Yet gravity also keeps us grounded.
God’s love is the gravity that grounds us. And it is because of his love that we believe in the vastness of Jesus’ affection for us even though we cannot fully comprehend this love.
It may seem in our lives that many things are dragging us down, yet in the midst of the struggles of life, it is this love of Christ that grounds us.
Copyright Douglas P Brauner