Sunday, February 8, 2009

A Little Update

I've been meditating on Ephesians 4 lately. Here's a bit from memory:

As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live lives worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called. One Lord, one faith, and one baptism, one God the Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.

But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it. This is why it says: "When he ascended on high, he led captives in his train, and gave gifts to men." What does "he ascended" mean if he had not also descended to the lower, earthly regions?

That's about it for now. Check up on me if you want :) Hope it allows you to meditate a little on it too.

1 comment:

Eric said...

I enjoy the use of the word 'bearing' with one another in love. To me it sums up the idea that we have amalgamated into our marriage vows - through thick and thin, but it extends it to everyone we are to be loving. It speaks of perseverance, of bearing another's burdens, carrying them, and doing it all in love.