Could we with ink the ocean fill,
And were the skies of parchment made,
Were every stalk on earth a quill,
And every man a scribe by trade;
To write the love of God above
Would drain the ocean dry;
Nor could the scroll contain the whole,
Though stretched from sky to sky.
Please allow me to expand on the thoughts of that poem. If we could replace all the water in all the oceans with ink; if the entire sky was made of parchment on which we could write; if every stalk of wheat or grass on the entire planet was a pen; and if every person on the planet spent all their time writing—we would drain the oceans dry, and even if we stretched that scroll from one horizon to the other, it could still not contain the entire truth or description of Christ’s love for us. He proved it when He went to the cross for us. If you’ve chosen Christ to be the Foundation for your life, if you’ve planted yourself deeply into Him, then you can know this love that surpasses human knowledge.
Be encouraged by that! You’re going through a difficult, heart-wrenching time right now—you’re in the middle of Christ’s love. Loneliness creeps in when you least expect it—Christ’s love surrounds you in inexhaustible, immeasurable expanses. Regrets and sorrows come flooding in, and your emotions well up—still the fact remains that you are in the very middle of the love of Christ. Disappointments come crashing in—and still, still, the love of Christ completely surrounds you in boundless measure.
Regardless of the darkness or trial you find yourself in, regardless of the duration of the difficulty, the love of Christ will always be there. There is nothing you can do that would ever make God withdraw that love from you. You cannot hide from it, outrun it, outgrow it, or exhaust it. No matter where life takes you or what it throws at you, you are right in the middle of the love of Christ.
--Rocky Henriques, www.uticabc.com