Many of us may remember learning a children’s song in Sunday School growing up called, “Deep and Wide.” It was intended to remind us of the depth and breadth of the love of God. If you are not familiar with this little ditty, here are the lyrics:

Deep and wide, deep and wide

There’s a fountain flowing deep and wide

Deep and wide, deep and wide

There’s a fountain flowing deep and wide.

As adults, we are reminded of the depth and breadth from many verses, but one that resounds especially often around the church is Romans 8:38-39, “38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

The love of God should always be our focus. As Pastor Harry said this past Sunday, the higher we lift up Christ, the less chance anything else has to bring us as individuals, or our unity in Jesus, down.

BUT, it should also be the driving force for developing depth and breadth in OURSELVES. 

We all wish the world was a better place. As Christians, we recognize the ways of God bring that peace and love we all wish were more abundant. The kicker is that God never coerces, but works together with us to bring about all those wonderful things about His kingdom. If we want that world, we MUST work with him to till our soil, ever deeper, ever wider.

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