Friday, October 5, 2012

I Bow my Knees

You know, sometimes, it is the smallest things that mean the most. They may seem like little gestures of a brief hug, or a few cookies made with love that a dear sister brings to brighten the day, but they mean so much, don’t they? Similarly, sometimes it is the smallest, most brief scriptures that shake you to your core. If we consider the shortest verse in the Bible, “Jesus wept,” we see Christ’s compassion. Now, please take a moment with me to consider a short, but incredibly powerful verse.  In Ephesians 3 Paul discusses that the new covenant was given to all and that the gentiles are fellow heirs; that all people have been united and have been given a chance for salvation. It is because of this that he says in v. 12 that we can have boldness and confidence. All of that is said to bring him to one small, but very powerful conclusion in v. 14:  For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”  He continues to add that “the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love,  may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height— to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.”  Paul certainly understood the power and the humbling peace this would bring. It is something to “bow our knees to the Father” for. Each day, we are surrounded by the confirmation that our Father loves us beyond measure; blesses us in abundance, and has provided a place of rest beyond our imagination, if we are faithful unto death.  What brings you to bow your knees to the Father of your Lord Jesus Christ this day?  
~Tracy Frederick

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