Today’s devotion is based on Ephesians 1:7,8. “In Jesus, we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us.”
When our heavenly Father chose to save the people of this world from their sins, he secretly made that choice. But, of course, any gift that’s chosen and purchased in secret does the intended recipient absolutely no good if it’s not given and opened.
God knows this better than anyone. So what did he do with his gift of eternal life? He revealed his love and forgiveness for you and me through his Son, Jesus Christ. In the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, it’s as if God has ripped off the wrapping paper to reveal his astonishing gift! God’s choice was secret, but now the gift is revealed through Christ. Enjoy! Rejoice!
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Heavenly Father, gracious God, creator and sustainer of all things, seen and unseen; thank you for revealing your eternal love and perfect salvation in Jesus. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen