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Ephesians 3:1-12

Boundless Riches

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Ephesians 3:1-12

Boundless Riches

By Lois Parker Edstrom

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When you think of treasure what comes to mind? Kings and queens who live in castles and are very rich? Perhaps you remember stories of pirates, how they hide their treasure chests so others cannot take their treasure from them.

How about those imaginary creatures; dragons? Although they are not real it is fun to read about the winged creatures that breathe fire out of their mouths. They are often found in a cave guarding a pile of gold coins and jewels.

In the Bible the apostle, Paul talks about treasure. He worked with new Christians, people who had just accepted the love of God, and he felt blessed to be able to bring them “the news of the boundless riches of Christ.”

The word, “boundless” means that something has no limit or no end. Paul teaches us that God’s love is rich and boundless; it is a treasure. We don’t have to hide it as pirates do, or guard it like a dragon. We don’t have to worry about it being taken from us. God’s love is offered to each one of us and this is our treasure that has no limit, no end.

When you read about kings and queens, pirates and dragons, and look at pictures of shiny gold pieces and sparkling jewels, remember the treasure of God’s love. It is always with you and offers you beauty, peace and eternal life.

Copyright 2012, Richard Niell Donovan