There is a quaint little lake tucked away in the middle of a neighbohood in Tulsa called the Swan Lake District. It’s been around for years. I drove by it just last night. I always used to wish I lived there. lt’s located from 15th Street to the North, Utica Street to the East, 21st Street to the South, and Peoria Avenue to the west. The lake itself is on 17th Street and Utica Avenue.
It was originally opened in 1907 by Samuel A. Orcutt as Orcutt Park. It included facilities for swimming, boating, picnicking, dancing and even had a trolley car stop.
Today it is a neighbohood with a fountain and swans.
I’ve always considered it more of a pond than a lake due to its size.
What is the difference between a lake and a pond any way?
If the water is deep enough that light doesn’t penetrate to the bottom, and photosynthesis is limited to the top layer, the body of water is considered a lake. A pond is a body of water shallow enough to support rooted plants.
Well, there you have it! 🙂 Now we know! It’s all about depth.
Deep is defined as extending far down from the top or surface, very intense or extreme.
Just like a lake is deep enough that light doesn’t penetrate to the bottom, Christ’s love for us is so deep it cannot be penetrated. I don’t know about you, but I often times find that extremely difficult to comprehend. How me, a sinner, can be loved so deeply by my God.
Let’s all try to grasp that kind of love that Christ has for each of us. Then let’s go share it with all the others around us. It’s God’s calling for each of us. Let’s love others with the same intensity that Christ loves us. Extreme.
And I pray that you and all God’s holy people will have the power to understand the greatness of Christ’s love—how wide, how long, how high, and how deep that love is.
Love and laughter,