The scripture for today, January 22, is Ephesians 1:22 as found in the New Testament of the Bible:
“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.”
What makes this so interesting is that the church is the body of Christ. And what else is the church? Matthew 16:17-18 says the church is the kingdom of heaven. Ephesians 5:25 & 32 says the church is his bride. Revelation 21:2, 9-10 says the church bride is the new Holy City Jerusalem.
Colossians 1:18 says Jesus is the head of his body ~ the only head ~ on earth and in heaven.
And what does Jesus think of the church? Ephesians 5:25-27 says he loved the church so much that he gave himself up for her, to make her radiant ~ no stains, no wrinkles, no blemishes.
Why would anyone not want to be part of this? Such love.
Such eternal love.