Ephesians 1:3 – “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places.”
In today’s key passage of Scripture, we are reminded of the extraordinary truth that we have been chosen by God and adopted as His beloved children. This profound revelation reveals the depth of God’s love and the richness of His grace poured out upon us through Christ.
Before the foundation of the world, God set His affection upon us. He chose us to be His own, not because of anything we have done, but simply out of His boundless love and grace. In Christ, we find every spiritual blessing, and our lives are marked by the favor and favoritism of our Heavenly Father.
The adoption process in ancient times was a deliberate and intentional act of choosing a child to be a part of a family. In the same way, God predestined us for adoption through Jesus Christ, welcoming us into His family as sons and daughters. This act of adoption demonstrates His purposeful will and His desire to call us His own.
As God’s adopted children, we are heirs of His promises and beneficiaries of His grace. We have been reconciled to Him through Christ’s sacrifice, receiving redemption and forgiveness of our sins. Our past does not define us; we are now defined by our new identity in Christ.
Our adoption into God’s family is not a mere legal transaction; it is a relationship of love and intimacy. He lavishes His grace upon us, covering us with the robe of righteousness. Our Heavenly Father delights in us and finds pleasure in our obedience and devotion to Him.
Knowing that we have been handpicked by the Creator of the universe fills us with a sense of purpose and significance. Therefore, we can rest in the assurance that God’s love for us is unchanging and everlasting.
With this in mind, let us walk confidently as God’s beloved children, living in the light of His grace and love. As we bask in the fullness of our identity in Christ, let us extend the same love and acceptance to others, being a reflection of God’s abundant love in the world.