Ephesians. I love that book, and today as I picked up to read, I said out loud for some reason, "I'm going to spend the year (and all home school moms live by the school calendar year, right?) in Ephesians. I opened up. And God opened me. With His Word. With those lines that write my soul. That heal. That offer such help. Goosebumps rise on my flesh as I read that holy scroll. Eat it. Chew it. Trust it.
I don't know how many times I have read this book, but it always takes me by such surprise.
"Remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. for he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility. And he came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those were near. For through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father. So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit."
Let us lay down the struggle today, friends. Let us live in the surety of Christ, the love of Christ, the generosity of Christ, and all that he purchased that day so that we could live in peace. In unity. In the building process, and in the building itself. He hung on that tree so we could all hang on Him. The CornerStone. Love.
Let's all cling now,