How Deep, How Wide?

As a child, I loved the song, Deep and Wide, probably because it had a good rhythm and fun hand motions to go with it. In case you are too young to know the song, here it is, in a video.

It is so precious to hear children singing about the fountain of Jesus’ blood that cleanses us from sin, isn’t it? That fountain is very deep and very wide. Now, as an adult, when I consider the fountain’s depth and width, I understand it better and this verse comes to mind immediately:

And 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 NIV

We are supposed to mature as Christians and this is a good example I think, that kids can understand a simple version of how amazing God is and then mature in their understanding of Jesus’ forgiveness and love. They can learn as they grow spiritually how awesome He is. I personally think all Sunday School teachers and workers deserve a “thank-you party” every year, for the lives they touch, just saying:)

Though the children’s song is simple, it can also blow your mind when you really consider how much love it takes to forgive the entire world, oh, and to pay for it with your life, too. Isn’t Jesus amazing?

I hope you know Him and I hope you know how much He loves you!


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