Second Sunday after Christmas – Ephesians 1:3-14

Grace, peace and mercy to you from God our Father and our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

We are here at the beginning of a new year, a new decade, and a new day. All things are new once more, with all of the excitement and possibilities this opens up. I was reflecting on the new things we had bought and received as Christmas gifts as a family. Many of these gifts come with a warranty or guarantee. They are guaranteed to work as they are advertised for a specified time or else they will be repaired or replaced.

God has given us His guarantee that Paul describes in today’s second reading. “In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory.” (Eph 1:13-14)

Heavenly Father, sanctify us in the truth, your Word is truth. Amen.

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