“And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.”

I love cheesecake. It’s the only dessert that I have a weakness for. That and brownies with milk, but cheesecake is by far my favorite dessert.

Whenever we are lucky enough to get a ‘real’ cheesecake – not from the market, not “low-fat”, not the no-bake kind – I slice it thin, savor each bite, and save the rest for another day. I try to make the cheesecake last as long as possible.

If someone gave me a rich delicious cheesecake and said, “Eat as much as want of this cheesecake. You can never eat it all!”

Well, l’d dig in and devour a huge slice right now. The next day, I eat another piece at lunch, and another portion after dinner.

In a couple of days, that cheesecake is down to the last slice. It’s so good, I finish it off for breakfast. That’s it for that cake, I figured.

Imagine my delight when after dinner, I saw a whole cheesecake sitting on the table! This time, it’s a strawberry cheesecake with sweet whole strawberries, drizzled with strawberry sauce! This one tastes even better than the first cheesecake!

Each time I thought the last of the cheesecake is gone, another one appears! You’d think I would get sick of cheesecake, but each cake is better than the last that I enjoy cheesecake even more.

Paul in Ephesians 3:19 says – To know Christ’s love that surpasses knowledge

How can I know something that surpasses knowledge? To know something that I cannot comprehend?

I think it’ll be like having never-ending cheesecake. I enjoy the cheesecake and have my fill, but each cheesecake continues to get better and better without end. I will never know how much better it can get.

You may experience Christ’s love when He provides for you in a miraculous way, and you think that you’ve seen His love. But that’s not all…

You may experience His saving grace, joy in worship, and peace in times of trouble, and you think you now really know Christ’s love. But that’s still not all…

There is more and more, deeper love that we have yet to experience of Christ’s love. Even if you think you finally got it, you haven’t.

We can Know and yet not Know.

I love this thought because it gives me hope that Christ will never fail me. There is so much more good stuff about Christ that I can look forward to. There are better flavors and richer cheesecakes yet to come.

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