Reading Paul can feel like going back to English class sometimes.  You have to pull apart, diagram, and analyze each sentence.  You can skim by and get a basic idea of what he’s saying, but when you slow down, you get so much more.    For example, in his opening of his letter to the Ephesians, he asks that God give them a “Spirit of wisdom and revelation resulting in knowledge of Him.” (Eph 1:17 NAB)  But then he goes on to say what that is.  “May the eyes of your hearts be enlightened, that you may know what is the hope that belongs to His call.” (1:18a)  May you see that His call means more than just a job for you to do or a vocation for you to live.  It means that the world is His domain, that He is in control, that you are part of His creation, and that you belong to Him.  It’s hard to describe all that hope entails, but Paul’s wish and mine is that your eyes are opened to it.  It’s the perfect perspective.


About Karen May

Child of God, wife, mom, author, teacher, musician
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