Deep and Wide

21 Sep

Today I am joining Lisa-Jo and friends for Five Minute Friday.
This is where we come together writing for 5 minutes without editing or overthinking.
I love this community.

Check out what everyone’s is sharing on the word WIDE here.

Five Minute Friday

Friend do you know how much you are loved today?
Not just that casual “Love ya” kind of love, but an overwhelming big kind of love.
We have had people close to us lose loved ones this week.
My son attended a funeral for a friend today. His first one.
And I couldn’t stop thinking about how short time can be.
And I couldn’t stop thinking about love.
Do I say it enough?
Do I show it enough?
Do I accept it enough?
And then I thought about just how big His love is for us.
And just as big is the grace He offers us.
We don’t have to earn it.
We don’t ever deserve it.
He gives it freely.
He gives it fully.
Do you know today how much He loves you?
Deep and wide friend.
Deep and wide.

May you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, 
how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is.
Ephesians 3:18


34 Responses to “Deep and Wide”

  1. Simply Created by Cole September 21, 2012 at 4:43 am #

    Yes! I must remember this. His love goes deep and wide, even in the quiet moments. Thinking of you friend.

  2. Christina Hermosa September 21, 2012 at 6:26 am #

    I love this! Thanks for sharing and reminding us all! 🙂

  3. BARBIE September 21, 2012 at 7:27 am #

    I shared about the deep and wide love of God today. There is nothing like it!

  4. Hey Mommy, Chocolate Milk September 21, 2012 at 7:27 am #

    Just finding you and loving it! Hopefully you will follow me back!Be blessed,Julie @ Hey Mommy, Chocolate

  5. Jennifer Schwickerath September 21, 2012 at 11:29 am #

    I ask myself the same questions–do I say it, show it, accept it? Thank you for sharing and be blessed:)

  6. Bernadette Veenstra September 21, 2012 at 1:14 pm #

    When I saw that the topic was wide the immediate thought in my head was the song "how deep the Father's love for us, how vast beyond all measure." Don't ask me why.=) Your thoughts obviously took you a similar route. I hope you have a wonderful day, Wendy.

  7. Sarah Carletti September 21, 2012 at 1:32 pm #

    Hello, I love your blog! I always need encouragement in my journey with Christ. I'm a new follower via the hop. Sarah at The Ease of Freeze

  8. Stefanie Brown September 21, 2012 at 2:27 pm #

    So thankful for His incredibly deep and wide love!!Great post, my friend…

  9. Mindy @ New Equus - A New Creation September 21, 2012 at 2:59 pm #

    Deep and wide indeed! And totally unfathomable to my feeble brain! What a beautiful picture of a love without boundaries! Bless you and thanks for being such an awesome #FMFparty hostess! BTW…loved your comment on my blog from last week's FMF! 😉 Thank you!

  10. Denise September 21, 2012 at 4:34 pm #

    Awesomely amazing post.

  11. Jennifer Camp September 21, 2012 at 6:41 pm #

    Yes! Thank you, friend!

  12. Diana Denis September 21, 2012 at 7:21 pm #

    Love this Wendy! Yes, His love is deep and wide. So grateful! We wrote along the same lines. Actually, quite a few bloggers did. I love it when He does that. It means He really wants us to get it. PS that picture is precious.

  13. Wendy September 22, 2012 at 12:45 am #

    Thanks so much Nicole. So appreciate you friend. Blessings!

  14. Wendy September 22, 2012 at 12:46 am #

    Thanks Christina! Blessings!

  15. Wendy September 22, 2012 at 12:46 am #

    Love that most of us wrote about that today. So true…nothing at all like it! Blessings!

  16. Wendy September 22, 2012 at 12:50 am #

    Thanks so much Julie! So blessed to meet you and am following you as well. Looking forward to getting to know you more. Blessings!

  17. Wendy September 22, 2012 at 12:51 am #

    Thanks so much Jennifer! Blessings friend!

  18. Wendy September 22, 2012 at 12:52 am #

    Thanks so much Bernadette! Great minds…Greater God! Hope your day was fantastic! Blessings!

  19. Wendy September 22, 2012 at 12:55 am #

    Thanks so much Sarah! LOVE your blog as well and am following you too! Blessings!

  20. Wendy September 22, 2012 at 12:56 am #

    Thank you Stafanie! Grateful for His overflowing love today as well. Blessings sweet friend!

  21. Wendy September 22, 2012 at 12:58 am #

    Mindy so true…hard to comprehend the depth and width of His love. Thank you so much! I am so enjoying getting to know you more friend! What a blessing you are! Hugs!

  22. Wendy September 22, 2012 at 12:58 am #

    Thank you so much Denise! Blessings!

  23. Wendy September 22, 2012 at 12:58 am #

    Thank you Jennifer! Blessings friend!

  24. Wendy September 22, 2012 at 12:59 am #

    Thanks Diana! Was thinking the same thing as I was reading everyone pages today. He is speaking. What a blessing you all are! Have a wonderful weekend friend!

  25. Alia Joy September 22, 2012 at 2:17 am #

    Deep and wide indeed. Now I've got it stuck in my head and my kids are singing along as I hum. 🙂

  26. Michelle September 22, 2012 at 10:37 am #

    Great post!:)Love that pic with the hands!Michelle

  27. Beth September 22, 2012 at 3:04 pm #

    Thank you Wendy for your comments on my posts…such encouragement. Just read your blog…what a blessing…so nice to meet you in the blogsphere sister!

  28. Amy September 22, 2012 at 9:16 pm #

    Oh, I am so sorry for your son and his friend's family. That such a tough thing to deal with. I am so glad that the love is deep and wide and big enough for all of us to fall into.

  29. Excellent food for thought in the midst of a difficult time! When I lost my dearest loved one – my husband – I told everyone – hug more often, say "I love you" more often. Share the love of Jesus more often! We never know when will be the last time we will see someone! I am blessed that I will see him again in heaven. But that's not true for all we know. Thanks for this important reminder! Praying for you!

  30. Wendy September 25, 2012 at 3:23 am #

    Singing along with you friend! Blessings!

  31. Wendy September 25, 2012 at 3:23 am #

    Thanks so much Michelle! Those hands are actually my oldest son's. Blessings!

  32. Wendy September 25, 2012 at 3:24 am #

    How wonderful to meet you Beth! So loved what you shared and look forward to getting to know you more! Blessings!

  33. Wendy September 25, 2012 at 3:25 am #

    Thank you for your sweet words Amy! Such a blessing!

  34. Wendy September 25, 2012 at 3:26 am #

    Yes Kaye so true…we have just a moment and shouldn't waste any. Thank you so much for sharing your heart and know that I am praying for you tonight. Blessings!

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