Ephesians 4:9-10 (All Access)

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Notice that it says “he ascended.” This clearly means that Christ also descended to our lowly world.10 And the same one who descended is the one who ascended higher than all the heavens, so that he might fill the entire universe with himself. (Ephesians 4:9-10 NLT)

Read: Isaiah 45:11-25, Isaiah 46, Isaiah 47, Isaiah 48:1-11, Ephesians 4:1-16, Psalms 68:19-35,Proverbs 24:3-4

Relate: My husband is a really big guy. He is 6 feet tall and around 250 pounds. He played defensive line in college, and he still looks like he might belong on the field. However, he is one hundred percent accessible to me and to our children. He wraps his mass around me in sweet, secure hugs. He lies on the floor and allows our children to climb all over him. He has made himself available to us, and we never doubt it.

God does the same for us. In all his might and mass, he came down to our lowly world. He lived in the middle of what we live through, and he then ascended to heaven and sent the holy spirit to us. Mankind went from walking in the garden with God, to finding him in a tabernacle, to Jesus with the crowds, to the Holy Spirit accessible to us all at all times. We are so blessed to serve a God that has always made himself available to us.

React: We are so small, and he is so big. Yet, he came down to our level and he has given us full access to him. We have done nothing to deserve such favor. We are simply loved because we are. I am so encouraged by this thought. I am humbled, blessed, and honored in one. When the world seems too big, remember, there is someone much bigger waiting for you to call on him. He is ready and willing to meet you where you are.

Respond: 

Dear Lord, I can’t thank you enough for being available to me. I know I cannot earn such favor, and I am so blessed to be its recipient. You are here when I need you, and I pray you will help those who struggle to see you in their lives while begin to understand just how available you have made yourself to them. Amen. 

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