by Heather Tietz
For through him we both have our access in one Spirit to the Father. So then you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God.
In 1955 Grace Kelly, already a well-known American film star, was given a proposal for marriage by the Rainier III, the Prince of Monaco. They married, and Grace Kelly set aside her former life as an actress, to become princess. She didn’t simply lay down her film career however. It was the custom in Monaco for a dowry to be paid. Grace’s family handed over what is the equivalent of 17 million dollars today, to secure their daughter’s marriage.
In Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, he explains that now an invitation to the ultimate royal family has been proposed to all the world, foreigners and friends. Both Jews and Gentiles could now be one in Jesus. Everybody could be members of God’s house, all brothers and sisters, all given the same rights as family - the Holy Spirit, direct communion with the Father, a life empowered, Heaven, hope, and a bright, beautiful eternity. Our God doesn’t need our wealth, our fame, or our pretty face (surely we’re all pretty to our Creator). He has chosen us all.
Have you said “Yes”?