“But Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, “Why do you think evil in your hearts?” - Matthew 9:4

It is truly unbelievable how much God loves us, especially when we are so particularly unlovable. Paul speaks to the conundrum of understanding the love of Christ when he says, “and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge.” Perhaps he means that we can understand how unbelievable it is that Christ loves us so much, or he means that we can know that we will never be able to fully appreciate the vastness of God’s love for us.

Have you ever had a very close friend that you truly cared deeply for, only to find out that they had been keeping a huge secret that made you deeply distrust them? I believe most people have been in that situation. How bad does that hurt? How deeps does it cut to have someone so close do something like that?

As demonstrated here in Matthew, Jesus knows our thoughts. He sees into our hearts and knows our deepest secrets. He knows me better than I know myself and sees me for the terrible, vile person at I am. He sees all the times I betray him with my heart and feels the pain of my betrayals. Yet, in spite of all of this, He still loves me, and wants me to be with Him in heaven. That is love that surpasses knowledge. Who wouldn’t want Him as their Savior?