We all love stories of those who go from rags to riches. Such stories like Cinderella and the Orphan Annie are loved by many. We love the stories of real life, like Oprah Winfrey and Steve Jobs, who both grew up in relative poverty, but came to be some of the most weathly and influential people in the world!
Believers in Christ have their own rags to riches stories to tell. We were in great poverty because of our sin. But, God has bestowed His rich blessing upon us. Paul tells our story in the book of Ephesians.
“You were dead in your trespasses and sins, … But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ. … [He has] blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ” (Ephesians 2:1, 4-5; 1:3).
Paul prays that we might know “the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints” (Ephesians 1:18). Do you love your own story of God’s grace to you?