Filled with the Fullness

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A font of overflowing water. 

That’s the image that comes to mind when I read Ephesians 3 and Paul is praying that we could grasp the extent of God’s love so that “you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” 

Filled with the fullness.

He can’t come up with the words to say what he means because God’s love is just too overwhelming, too big, too unending, too good. 

I had a chance to teach on this passage recently, and when we were talking about this image, one man said he thought about how when you are filled up in this way—filled with the fullness, overflowing with fullness—there’s no room for anything else.

Can you imagine? Being so filled with God’s love that nothing else fits? That everything else—the petty grievances and discontents, the bitterness and envy and hatred—it all is washed away. 

That’s my prayer. To be filled with the fullness of the abundant, too-big-for-words-to-describe-it, eternal, really real love of God.


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