Today’s reading is Ephesians 1-2.

When did God love you? Before the beginning of  the world. Before He said, “Let there be light,” He knew you would come into existence. He saw your life. He saw all your temptations, struggles, and sins. He knew all your failures, flubs, and flops. And He loved you anyway, sending His Son to die for you. At that time, He knew if you would be in Christ and if you are, He made His plans to assure your salvation. Put your faith in Him, He’s been planning this since before the beginning.

Tomorrow’s reading is Ephesians 3-4.

A Word for Our Kids

Hey kids, did you hear what Paul said about the Christians in Ephesus? Wouldn’t you love it for him to say something like that about you? He said, “I do not cease to give thanks for you.” Why? “For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints.” He didn’t say he gave thanks for them because they were perfect or awesome or amazing or the best people in the whole world. He was thankful because they put their faith in Jesus and through that loved Jesus’s family. As you grow up, pursue faith in Jesus and be the person for who we can all give thanks.

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