“But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ.” Ephesians 2:13 (NIV)
We have in our verse today words which remind us of the great desire of God for His creatures to be near to him. God has made us because he wants us to have a close relationship with Him. Sin separated us and drove us far away from God. He sent His Son to this world because He loved the human race – His creation and wanted to bring them to Himself. Our verse reminds us that in Christ we have been brought near to our loving creator because Christ shed His blood for us. We need to remember that we are not living by ourselves apart from God. He has drawn us close to Himself. Just as the Ephesians who first received these words, we were once far away but God drew them to Himself, He has drawn us near to Him through the work of Christ on the Cross and His resurrection.