Saturday, October 21, 2006

Encouragement from Ephesians

In the book of Ephesians, Paul is especially concerned that the church in Ephesus understand the truth... the truth about their spiritual legacy, current state, promise and inheritance - and that they live up to it.

It's great to know that reality isn't just what we see and experience... there's far more going on, and at stake, than we can see with our physical senses. There's so much truth in this book to discuss, but this afternoon - especially in light of what I've been writing about - this small phrase is a huge encouragement to me:
"...for He Himself is our peace..." (Eph. 2:14)

No matter what anybody tells you, no matter how far or wide you look, no matter how hard you try, there's only one place to find peace - it's in Jesus alone. In His person, experienced in relationship with Him. How easy it is to get distracted, to look elsewhere... and miss the benefit we're supposed to be living in.

When it's all stripped away, it's just Him. What a miracle that He does this for us!

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