“But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ “ (Ephesians 2:13).TEXT — Ephesians 2:10-22
Grace gives us the justification and forgiveness we do not deserve and takes away the condemnation and judgment that we deserve. It is good news to know that we who were once captives and alienated people have been restored and reconciled with the heavenly Father through the atoning blood of Jesus Christ.
From our text, Apostle Paul reminds us of the privileges Christ’s death and resurrection brought to those that believe in Him. He reminds us that we are God’s workmanship fashioned after the image of Christ unto good works. God has also made us members of the commonwealth of Israel. Strangers and foreigners are no longer alienated from the covenants of promise, which God made with Abraham. Christ is our peace, and has broken down the middle wall of partition between us and God. He has fully reconciled us unto God – in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby. All these great privileges are ours through the blood of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour.
There is so much fear in our world today. Covid-19 pandemic has not fully cleared from the coast, even though we now have some reprieve. War is equally raging in some parts of the world. Terrorism and religious violence have further heightened the troubles in our world. These create fear and panic, especially as they crash the economy.
As believers, we should understand that the blood of Jesus gives us healing and health, protection and preservation from diseases and plagues. With God, we are safe and secure.
Thought for the day
Christ’s blood meets all our needs.
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