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14 For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. 16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 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, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. Ephesians 3

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This weekend, I got a tattoo.

It reads, “Love that surpasses knowledge”. It’s out in the open and beautiful and I’m kinda in love.

Scott and I began our relationship discussing Ephesians. We had separately attended a Christian conference, where they focused heavily on the scriptures within this book. We would read the verses and talk for hours, diving further into the Word.

I married an amazing man of God. A man who encourages me to live a life of courage and hope. Our marriage is rooted in God’s love, and we are inspired by this daily.

At our wedding, Ephesians was read. The above verses speak to the overwhelming love and strength of the Father. We are incapable of understanding His love for each and every one of us. It surpasses knowledge. It goes beyond all understanding.

I’m a logical person. Often, it’s hard for me to get out of my head- to feel instead of think.

Love that surpasses knowledge. It struck me. God’s love is so great that I can rest in the faith of this truth without worry or doubts.

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Scott got “immeasurably more” tattooed on the inside of his left arm.

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This reference reflects on God’s strength and His ability to do things far beyond anything we can comprehend. Again, this truth gives us the freedom to find solace in His incomprehensibility.

These tattoos are meant to be a symbol of our marriage and our unwavering faith to rely on God at all times- confident in both His love and strength.

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We got our tattoos done at New Rose Tattoo in Portland. Carrie was our artist, and she was awesome!

I’m thrilled with my new addition and to have the opportunity to share the meaning with anyone who asks.

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Peter Baker

about 4 years ago

I am tearing up as I read this ( over in England) Danielle. Love you two beautiful Godly people!

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