Ephesians 2:13. “But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made night by the blood of Christ.”
Every verse in this chapter seems to be bringing new joy, new insight for me. Today’s verse is so simple, yet so profound. The whole story of sin, salvation and redemption is in this verse.
We are far off from God because of the nature with which we are born. We are sinful. Because of our sin, we have no hope of heaven, or of relationship with God.
But God loved us, and desired for us to be able to have right standing with Him, so He provided the only perfect sacrifice for sin in the form of His Son, Jesus Christ, Whose blood was shed as the cleansing power of forgiveness.
When we acknowledge our sin before Him, and accept His gift of eternal life purchased through the shed blood of Jesus, we are no longer far off from God. We are brought close to Him, and have the sure hope of eternity with Him in heaven.
Simple. Profound. Amazing.