Last night, Penland Hall hosted a worship night. Yep, that Penland Hall. P-nasty, that dorm most famous for the dirty third and #penlandlife, put on a worship night for the campus. The Holy Spirit showed up and so did lots of people. We sang praises to Jesus and then prayed for God to move in our hearts and in our school. Our prayer was simple. Paul prayed it first.
…I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, 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. Ephesians 3:17-19
At the end of a busy Monday, that’s all I want. I want to grasp His love and be filled to the measure by my God. That’s all I want for me. That’s all I want for these guys in Penland. That’s all I want for the readers of this blog. I want us to grasp the dimensions of His love. I want us to grasp that Love came down and that it’s a weighty love. It’s a love that makes us want to sing and write, a love that makes us want to give and serve, and a love that makes us want to go and tell others about it.
Changes are in the works for this blog. I’m excited to make some big announcements in the next couple weeks and I’m excited about a new name and look for this blog. But at the end of the day, here’s why we’ve got something to sing about and write about and live for:
Jesus came down 2,000 years ago, lived a perfect life, died a perfect death, and rose again on the third day.
God forbid I ever stop writing about that.