Greg Lucas (yes, that Greg Lucas) did a fantastic job at The Elisha Foundation retreat of opening up the scriptures and leading us through some of the amazing truths about God captured in Ephesians 1 and 2. His last session on Ephesians 2 reminded us about who we were (dead), who we are in Christ (alive) and why we are here:
And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind.
But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:1-10
Disability is no barrier to Christ calling one to eternal life. Disability, in ourselves or in our family members, is not as bad as being spiritually dead! In my case, God uses my son’s disability to constantly call me back to him.
Thank you, Greg, for pointing us to Jesus for four straight days!
If those talks he gave are made available, I’ll link to them here.