Friday, December 5, 2014

I Bow my Knees (repeat/reminder)

~ Tracy Frederick

You know, sometimes, it is the smallest things that mean the most. They may seem like little gestures--a brief hug, or even a wink and a nod of understanding when our heart is breaking--but they mean so much, don’t they? Similarly, sometimes it is the smallest, most brief scriptures that shake me to my core. Please take a moment with me to consider a short, but incredibly powerful verse.  In Ephesians 3 Paul discusses that the new covenant that 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. Just that thought may be enough, but he continues in v. 12 to explain that it is for this reason 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 :“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 to the readers who had been looking for so long toward salvation. 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.  He has given His all for us, now what brings us to “bow your knees to the Father of your Lord Jesus Christ” this day? 

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