Today’s devotion is based on Ephesians 1:8-10, “With all wisdom and understanding, he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment—to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ.”
While these verses might be hard to understand when you first read them, after careful reading, you will see that what they are saying is that we can now see God’s love for his creation through the life, suffering, death, and resurrection of Jesus.
The Bible teaches us repeatedly that salvation is often hidden behind what appears to be its opposite—suffering. A good example of this is Jesus on the cross. We see pain, suffering, and death, but God sees salvation for all who call on his name.
We can be certain that our eternal salvation is a guaranteed reality in Christ Jesus. But so often, we need to wait until “the times reach their fulfillment” for God’s perfect plan to be revealed to us. The perfect mystery is revealed at the perfect time. Relax and rejoice!
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Heavenly Father, gracious God, creator and sustainer of all things, seen and unseen; help me to be patient and trust you always. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen