17 I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation as you come to know him, 18 so that, with the eyes of your heart enlightened, you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance among the saints, 19 and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power for us who believe, according to the working of his great power.
Jesus is risen! We celebrate with joy as we greet the new dawning of new life. We have journeyed with Jesus through these long forty days. We have witnessed his suffering and selfless surrender. We have waited in the darkness. And now, here we are at the end of our journey. But it is a beginning. With one step out of the tomb, Jesus forever changed our perception of death. Death will never be the final end of life; now we know that it will be the beginning of our eternal life, even better than our earthly life. Today we celebrate the resurrected life of Jesus- and of all of us! God IS good. ALL the time.
I read this passage from Ephesians when I first began writing these Lenten reflections, and it really resonated with me. I saved it to my working document to use at some point. But all through Lent, I kept saving the passage for another day. Now, here it is, Easter. This passage isn’t one of our usual Easter readings. But suddenly, on this glorious day, Paul’s words are so very appropriate. Today, may we all truly know “the hope to which he has called us… the riches of his glorious inheritance… and the immeasurable greatness of his power.” Forever.
Thank you for accompanying me during this Lent and Holy Week time. I have prayed that in some way you have been blessed along the way. Thank you for your prayers and for your gracious encouragement and kindness, too. May today bring you much joy and celebration.
And for all of you today, I pray…
that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation as you come to know him, so that, with the eyes of your heart enlightened, you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance among the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power for us who believe, according to the working of his great power.
Go in peace. Go in joy!
Dear Karen, “novice noticer”. Thanks for noticing. Forge forward unrelenting with your hearts eye wide open, following without doubt, as an innocent child follows her loving father. Expect the unexpected riches to follow and don’t feel guilty about that cup overflowing with God’s love. P.S. Ever notice him so much it’s hard not to smile. Love your sharing, say hi to Jim.
Thank you, dear Jeff, for your kind and wise words. Eloquently said! Jim says “hi”! I DO smile! Glad you do, too.
Searching for today’s “simplysoulsearching”! Lost without my Devotion time with my friend❣️Are you OK?
Hi Patricia! Thanks for your concern. I normally post about once or twice a week, so I’m just back to my old schedule now that Lent is over. Thanks for missing me. 🙂
Thank you! Glad you are OK!!!
Still searching for “Simply Soul Searching “! Nothing in my e-mail since Easter! Miss you❣️
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I so appreciate your concern, Pat! Thank you! Last week I stayed with my grandsons for their spring break, then went back to my hometown to see my oncologist. (Thankful for another good report!) I have missed writing and I do have several thoughts in mind and heart. Hope to be posting soon! Thanks again. ❤