Friday, September 28, 2012

Five Minute Friday - Grasp

It's FRIDAY! Normally that means it's time for another Five Minute Friday where, as our hostess and inspiration, Lisa-Jo Baker, puts it, we write "For only five short, bold, beautiful minutes. Unscripted and unedited. We just write without worrying if it’s just right or not."  BUT...I've not had opportunity to sit down on a Friday and participate in a Five Minute Friday since early August! I'm so thankful to find time and opportunity to do it today! Yeah!

Today's topic is grasp.


When I first saw the word grasp several things ran through my head...chiefly..."Why does it take me so long to grasp on to anything? Why am I always so slow to 'get' it?"

While I really don't know the answer to those questions, I do have to say, that it's not because I don't want to 'get' it. I usually just don't. It's true! I don't get a lot of things.

For starters, I don't get how most people think. It seems that, as a general rule, most people today, would rather believe a lie than take the time to search out the truth in practically any matter. It's like it's too hard or something. It's just easier to believe the lie and go on.

But the thing that I find the hardest to grasp is the truth of how much the Lord Jesus Christ loves those same broken and unbelieving people. God loved each of so much that, even if we were the only person on the face of the earth, He still would have sent His Son to bleed and die for us. I cannot grasp the depth of that kind of love! Can you?

Even though it's hard to grasp in our finite minds, may our hearts and spirits grasp this...and I pray this over each of us today...

That Christ Jesus "...would grant you, according the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and ground in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height: And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God" (Ephesians 3:16-19).

May each of us 'get' it when it comes to this!



  1. I struggle with this as well. What is even harder for me to grasp is how people who have claimed to believe in Christ one day decide to just turn their backs on faith and go in the opposite direction. I don't think I will ever understand that.


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