But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus (Ephesians 2:4-7).
If you are a Christian and are not moved by those words, you had better check your pulse. No wait, that will not help since a Christian without a pulse will be enjoying those immeasurable riches.
This is one of those great “But God” verses demonstrating the sovereign love of God. I absolutely love the way it conveys the idea that we have already been raised up and seated in the heavenly places. One might think that Paul would point to our salvation in describing the immeasurably riches of God’s grace. He certainly could have! But, Paul tells us that God is going to show us even more of his grace in the future. Christian, if you heart is not beating faster thinking about that, go read it again!