Rooted and Grounded in Love
So that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Ephesians 3:17-19 ESV
The fifty authors in this book do not have perfect lives. They actually have something much better; a heartfelt understanding of the most important thing, a correct awareness that God does love them. Looking away from life’s ever-changing circumstances that we will all face to some degree, they keep their eyes focused on the unchanging truth of God’s love seen in Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross. They know and believe the love that God has for them (1 John 4:16). When they read Jesus’ words in John 17:23 that “God the Father loves us as much as he does Jesus himself” they simply believe Jesus. The knowledge of their Father’s personal love for them is vital in their ability to move forward and keep the faith, no matter what life brings.