“…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)

As we anticipate the National Youth Conference in Fairmont, WV, let us meditate on the powerful words found in Ephesians 3:17-19. This scripture reminds us of the immense love of Christ and calls us to be rooted and established in that love as we gather for this conference.

The love of Christ is profound and immeasurable. It surpasses human understanding, and it has the power to transform our lives. As we come together, let us seek to comprehend the vastness of God’s love—a love that is wide enough to embrace every person, long enough to endure through all circumstances, high enough to lift us above our challenges, and deep enough to heal our brokenness.

When we truly grasp the depth of God’s love, it brings about a transformation within us. It empowers us to walk confidently in our identity as children of God, secure in His love. As we gather at this conference, let us be rooted and established in the love of Christ, allowing it to shape our thoughts, actions, and relationships.

Furthermore, this scripture reminds us that we are not alone in experiencing the love of Christ. We are part of a community of believers, all seeking to comprehend and live in the fullness of God’s love. Together, we have the power to support and encourage one another on this journey, growing in our understanding of God’s love as we walk alongside fellow believers.

May this National Youth Conference be a time of revelation and deepening of our understanding of God’s love. May we be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God, overflowing with His love, grace, and compassion. As we anchor ourselves in His love, let us extend that love to others, becoming instruments of His transformative power in the world.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, we thank You for the immeasurable love of Christ. Help us to be rooted and established in Your love as we gather at the National Youth Conference. Open our hearts to comprehend the width, length, height, and depth of Your love. Fill us to the measure of all the fullness of God, empowering us to live as witnesses of Your love in the world. Grant us unity and fellowship with one another, as we grow together in understanding and experiencing Your love. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.