In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace.Ephesians 1:7 NIV
This one short sentence packs in five foundational truths about Jesus’ saving work. (1) Believing in Him, we become joined spiritually to Him and gain new life in Him; (2) the shedding of blood, needed for forgiveness, was a sacrifice Jesus made for us; (3) we don’t have to strive to be forgiven, but through faith receive God’s forgiveness — He loves us! (4) He purchased our freedom, often called redemption.
Lord, even a great many words would not express the magnitude of what You have done for us in Christ Jesus.
May we be people who show our gratitude and share our new life, not in pious words but in ways that touch and bless others.
Thank You so much, Lord Jesus! Amen.
For a short reflection on this verse (and an interesting story about the monks), go over to www.believethegoodnews.com