June 23

When we were planning to be married, a dear friend offered to stitch a Bible verse in needlepoint for our new home. Such a lovely idea. But, which verse would best capture my friend’s hope for our young family?
She turned to Paul’s writings to the church at Ephesus. This was her blessing to us. Now, this is my hope for you.

I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God.
Ephesians 3:14-19, New American Standard Bible

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