“…that you, rooted and grounded in love, may have strength”
Paul, a fearless missionary, was a man of great faith who immersed himself in something bigger, someone great than himself. Christ thirsts for others to know Him; He wants our hearts and Paul understood God’s thirst for our souls. Paul’s miraculous conversion and incredible perseverance over all persecution has set an amazing example for us about how to be a true disciple of Christ. Paul was a true missionary; without fear and filled with the fire of the holy Spirit he was driven by His love for Christ and he taught thousands about Jesus Christ. Paul wanted the world to know that believing in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son was the only WAY to salvation. Paul had a stern mind; his writings lack nothing and were each inspired by the holy Spirit. Written with great humility and a repetitive style his writings are sound, profound and without question his theme ‘The Truth’ about Jesus Christ.
Did you know he wrote 14 out of 27 Books in the New Testament? He wrote Romans, 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 Thessalonians, 2 Thessalonians, 1Timothy, 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon and Hebrews.
Paul has written many beautiful scriptures but the scripture the Lord wanted me to share with you today is found in Ephesians Chapter 3. This Sacred Scripture reveals the core of Paul’s message. Paul is full of passion; understands God’s infinite Mercy and with a changed heart he welcomed every opportunity to bring his love for Christ to all those in his path. After reading the below Sacred Scripture you understand why I have so much love for St. Paul. Not to mention that if it were not for St. Paul our Western Culture would not have known Christ! May you contemplate his words and find joy in his writings!
“For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that he may grant you in accord with the riches of his glory to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in the inner self, and the Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the holy ones what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.” Eph 3:14-19