In our scripture today, Paul is speaking to the people of Ephesus, which is an ancient city that sat where the country Turkey is today.
These words from Ephesians remind us that we belong to God. That God chose us before the world began to be God's children. These should be words of comfort because when you belong, you are part of something bigger than yourself. When we belong to a family we are cared for, loved, forgiven, and pushed to be better. No longer alone. This is what it is like to belong to God. Through our relation with God, we are loved, cared for, forgiven and pushed to be more Christ like. Belonging to God is not always easy. Sometimes we mess up and God offers grace. Sometimes we don’t know what to do and God sends the Holy Spirit to fill us with wisdom and revelation.
Our book today reminds us that God has loved us since before creation and will continue to love us. For in God we are not alone and if we continue to rely on God, we will never be alone. It doesn't have to be God and then me. If we let God in our hearts, it can always be we.
See if you can find Turkey on a map or globe.
How do you feel comforted by your parent?
How do you feel comforted by God?