"....This grace was given that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ" (Eph. 3:8).
When we refer to the gospel as good news, many, even believers, find it difficult to appreciate the depth and height of the assertion. Little wonder so many Christians suffer ignorantly, they are so blinded by the cares and worries of
this life that they forget the source of all spiritual riches. The good news of our Lord Jesus Christ encompasses
everything that makes life good.
A story is told, in my village, about a woman that went to the farm. On her wayback, a pick-up van stopped and carried her to ease her of the suffering of the heavy load and the long distance trekking. But unknown to the driver who was focused on the steering and the rough road, the woman entered the vehicle with her heavy load still on her head. When the driver pulled up by the road side opposite her house, the driver alighted and went to open for her, but to his uttermost bewilderment, the woman's heavy load was still on her head. The driver asked her how long she had carried the load, she said since she entered the truck and the driver asked her, why? She said she did not want the weight of her load to add to the weight of the drums of water the truck was carrying. This is exactly the attitude of so many children of God.
Many believers do not understand that those who received the living Christ into their lives as their Lord and Saviour have unlimited access to His spiritual and physical riches. Apostle Paul had a great passion for the believers in Ephesus. He prayed to God that He might give them spiritual strength and deeper understanding to realize that all their needs could be met by Christ. Even today, that love still abounds. Our God is still able to do "...Exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think" in Christ Jesus.
Are you struggling on your own strength? Or are you basking in God's riches? The prayer of Paul in our text for Ephesian believers and for us Christians today gives us reason to be very hopeful and thankful. God has all that we need to be all that we desire to become in life to His glory.
Everything that we need is in Christ.