A devotional by Reverend Dr. Kevin Schwamb
“A dramatic turnaround” is how financial experts describe what happened to the Hostess company since being sold four years ago. Once on the verge of bankruptcy, the maker of Twinkies and Ding Dongs made an amazing comeback and was recently valued at over two billion dollars. Not bad for a company that was all but dead three years ago.
An even more dramatic turnaround is described for us in Ephesians. Paul begins chapter two by talking about how we were all dead in our sins and objects of God’s wrath. But, God stepped in and provided salvation through Jesus Christ. This means that when we put our faith in Him we immediately go from being controlled by sin to being objects of God’s great mercy. Ephesians 2:7 indicates that this transformation is grounded in what happened on the cross when “…the incomparable riches of His grace, expressed in His kindness to us in Christ Jesus” was put on display. Instantly, our status is changed from being spiritually bankrupt to spiritually wealthy!