In his letter to the Ephesians the Apostle Paul starts with a really passionate introduction about who Jesus is, what He has done for us. Paul then moves to pray an amazing, powerful prayer for the church in Ephesus as well as for us. Let’s join with Paul’s prayer that everyone in Waterloo Region will know the hope to which He has called us.
“I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.Ephesians 1:17-23
The same power that raised Jesus from dead as at work in us today, Waterloo Region! What might we see that power do as we pray and serve? We are the body of Christ.