Remember that you were at that time separate from Christ, excluded from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. Eph. 2:12
Do you find it difficult to have hope on Mondays? Mondays seems out to get me at times. On Sunday we were worshipping the Lord of Glory and Monday we are back to the mundane.
But that isn’t the case is it. Ephesians 2:12 describes our former condition. Paul goes on to write:
But now in Christ Jesus you who formerly were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For He Himself is our peace, who made both groups into one and broke down the barrier of the dividing wall, by abolishing in His flesh the enmity, which is the Law of commandments contained in ordinances, so that in Himself He might make the two into one new man, thus establishing peace. Eph. 2:13-15
We have hope now! Nothing is mundane anymore! Are there stacks of paperwork waiting for after the Thanksgiving holiday? So what! We are new people! We have a hope that we never had before! We have peace with God, we are no longer objects of wrath, Christ’s blood has reconciled us to God! And we hope for something even better, to be with God.
So today on the second day of Advent meditate on what our hope is now that we’ve been reconciled to God.