Not Reluctant: With Every Blessing

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.” (Ephesians 1:3)

My wife and I were married for a long time before our son was born. My love for her started as infatuation then grew deeper and then I made a commitment to love her for life. The feelings that come with that are strong, complicated, romantic, exciting, and sometimes confusing.

leaf_350But on the night our son was born, I fell in love in a completely different way. It wasn’t complicated or fluttery. I didn’t have to make any decisions about it. I just knew immediately that I would do anything for him, give anything to him, suffer anything for him. I felt strong and happy beyond what I knew was possible.

This week, we’re going to try to believe what the Bible says is true – that God loved – loves us – in that exact same way (only God-sized). That’s why he has given his kids everything there is to have in eternity forever, as today’s verse says. But that’s just the beginning of the story.

Think: I did not understand what a dad’s love was like until I became one. How would you describe God’s love for you if someone wanted you to explain it to them?

Pray: If you are in Christ, thank God that he has blessed you in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.

Do: If you’re not one, ask a dad to describe some of the things he felt on the day his child was born.