Is God Actually Kind? - A Commentary on Ephesians 1:7-10

Ephesians 1:7-10 (NLT) - He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins. He has showered his kindness on us, along with all wisdom and understanding. God has now revealed to us his mysterious will regarding Christ—which is to fulfill his own good plan. And this is the plan: At the right time he will bring everything together under the authority of Christ—everything in heaven and on earth.


Several months ago, a flash flood ripped through our property and overflowed our pond. Huge puddles carpeted the yard. When the rain finally calmed down, my husband asked me to come outside and look at the damage. I didn’t want to. I was cozy in the house, but I felt a nagging feeling that I should go outside anyway.