“In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation” (Ephesians 1:13)
Have you ever wondered who you are? I mean really…who are you? Sometimes we answer that question with someone we do, or have done, a mad-lib of sorts. “I am a [fill in the blank with a profession]” or “I like to [add verb here]”. But that doesn’t really define us…
Ephesians 1:1-13 defines us. We are blessed, chosen, adopted, accepted, redeemed, and forgiven. Not one of those definitions has anything to do with a choice we made, a talent we have, or an academic or professional height we may have reached. Yet the words describe exactly who we are.
You are redeemed. You are set free. Not because you deserve it, not because you did anything to earn it, but because of God’s grace and His incredible love for you. And now that you have heard the truth, and trusted Him, you are saved and nothing will change that. Surrender it all to Him, lay your burdens down, let Him heal the hurts of the past and light the path to the future.
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:37-39)
Who are you? You are more than a conqueror. You are blessed, chosen, and redeemed. You are His!