Paul kicks off his letter to the Ephesians with a beautiful prayer of praise to God for the spiritual blessings found in Christ! These blessings are grounds for praise! They include such wonderful things as adoption, redemption and the giving of the Holy Spirit. These blessings are gifts rooted in the glorious grace of God! They are undeserved and yet richly provided for our holiness and God's glory! May this passage move us to see afresh the treasure trove of glorious Gospel provision in our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ-the One whom all creation will one day recognize as Supreme Lord!