The Epistle to the Ephesians begins with God’s plan of salvation—and it includes us! And not only us but every generation. We were all chosen by God in Christ before the world began and given the responsibility “to be holy and blameless in his sight, to be full of love” (Eph. 1:4). In other words, Christ picked us to be on his team. As a team, what is our aim? Since the fullness of Christ fills the universe, then we too are filled with Christ and need to become more reverent towards Christ’s omnipresence. As members of his team, it is up to us to try to realize how we can make others more aware of God’s plan “to bring all things in the heavens and on earth into one under Christ” (Eph. 1:10). Now if this were baseball, what would it mean? We need to pitch the message of unity. We need to run the bases in a “life of good deeds” (Eph. 2:10). We must stretch to catch God’s wisdom. We need to keep up our courage after two strikes, because trials “are [our] glory” (Eph. 3:13). Make the most of present opportunities (Eph. 5:16) to steal a base in completing God’s plan of salvation. Through Christ the whole team grows, and the members are joined firmly together building up in love.  Now that’s a home run!

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