Ephesians 1:5-10 (ESV)
5 he predestined us for adoption through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will,
6 to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.
7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace,
8 which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight
9 making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ
10 as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.
He loved us from the beginning. He did so in a love so great that He gave of Himself, through His Son Jesus. We might wonder why He loves us so and lavish upon us His unfathomable grace. Who can explain love? Who can explain why we are the object of this love? All we know is that He does.
What has been revealed now is the certainty of that love, made known in the person of Christ, given to redeem us from the judgment that results from disobedience. Now we can once more walk with God as Adam did long ago in the Garden. What has been revealed is the purpose of God: to unite all things in and to Him, that is the Son.
The unity of all things in heaven and on earth has already begun. We of the earth have been born again and now partake of heaven through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. Just as heaven and earth were united in a singular, wonderful way in Jesus, so it is with us. God entered the fabric of creation through His Son. Through that same Son we are able to enter into the presence of God. Just as Jesus was limited by the constraints of flesh and blood when first He came to earth, so are we limited by that same flesh and blood as we first step into the
Adoption as sons and daughter is our destiny. We were predestined for forgiveness and redemption. We are called to believe and live accordingly. In the fullness of God’s time, Christ will return to consummate the union of heaven and earth. That is the plan. So it is, and so shall it be.