I love a good “from rags to riches” kind of story. That theme is one that Hollywood has leaned on for generations. Annie and all the remakes, Bruce Wayne from orphan to Crime Fighter, and Luke Skywalker from moisture farming on deserted Tatooine to Jedi Knight and saving the Universe from the Empire all could look back into their pasts and say, “WOW, look where I came from!”
In Ephesians chapter 2 Paul reminds us to look back and say, “WOW! Look where we came from.” We were DEAD in our sins and now we are ALIVE in Christ Jesus. THAT is a rags to riches story worth remembering. THAT is a story worth sharing!
Just like the prodigal son who was lost and is found, and Zaccheus the tax collector who was on the outside, but now is part of the team; and like Paul who was an enemy of Jesus and now his greatest proclaimer you and I can say, “WOW! Look where we’ve been, and look at what great things God has done for us!”
Dear Jesus, thank you for bringing me from death to life! Amen.