“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine … to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus” (Ephesians 3:20, 21).
One of the most beautiful things about science is that there is an attempt to measure everything. From the weight of the earth to the number of atoms in a human cell. From the number of stars in the sky to the size of space itself. Some scientists have tried to measure the weight of a human soul. But as we all know, some things are immeasurable: the breadth of a parent’s love for their child. How much joy is experienced when life turns for the better.
Another such thing is the limitless ability of God to do more than we even imagine. God’s imagination is immeasurable, and his goodness cannot be weighed.
So, what kinds of immeasurable things can I ask for then? I think a great start is what comes after our Scripture today; “Be completely humble and gentle, be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace” (Ephesians 4:2, 3).
In our world of pride and coarseness, impatience and the unbearable feeling of selfishness, the most unimaginable and immeasurable gift of God is unity in the Spirit. When Paul encourages us to “grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ and to know this love that surpasses knowledge”, we can ask God for this immeasurable thing.
Let us pray: Holy Spirit, the bringer of peace that surpasses all understanding, guard my heart and mind. Strengthen me with power so that Christ may dwell in my heart through faith. Amen.