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Overabundance

Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, for ever and ever. Amen. Ephesians 3. 14 - 21


In Paul's letter to the people in Ephesus which we read today, he speaks of the overabundance of God's grace. (I didn't know overabundance was one word until I looked it up!) Paul suggests that God has the power to work in us, accomplishing such overabundance of grace that we don't know to ask for it, nor can we even imagine it.

Imagine...what does that overabundance look like in your life, in your world, in your dreams (knowing that according to Paul we can't possibly imagine its grandeur.)Many of us see that overabundance in the magnificence of a sunset or a moon rise, an opening flower or a friendly bird. The magnificence and overabundance of a friendship comes to mind and the sacredness of a conversation or even a hug.

Where has life brought you abundantly more than you could ask or imagine? Where has God accomplished in your life feats, synchronicities, achievements that were far more than you could ask or imagine?

If this question seems difficult to answer, maybe a good place to begin would be to look more deeply into each moment of the day, walk more carefully along the way and listen more acutely to your life.

Like Paul, I pray that we "may have the power to comprehend...what is the breadth and length and height and depth and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge!"


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