Ephesians 1:9 having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself,
Tomorrow is the 4th of July. Tonight we were going to have an amazing salad with avocados, grilled steak, and hot sauce. I stopped by Fleet Farm on the way home from work to get charcoal for the barbecue. As I walked through the front door, I saw some sparklers. I knew that our littlest children would love them, and so I put them in the cart next to the charcoal. I came home, started the barbecue, and brought the rest of the items into the house. I told my wife that I purchased sparklers for the kids. It was a mystery I was hiding from them, but would soon reveal when they were in the most need for some good news. I remember being quite eager to tell them, and throughly enjoyed the expressions of joy on their face when I told them at dinner that we had sparklers waiting for them after dinner.
Do you think of God as a good father who takes pleasure in telling his children good news? Ephesians 1:9 tells us that in Christ, he made known to us the mystery of his will. And this mystery he was hiding was good news. It was as if he was waiting for the perfect time when we were depressed around the dinner table to tell us the good news. It was his good pleasure to reveal the gospel to us; the gospel that he purposed in himself.
God throughly enjoyed making the mystery of the gospel known to you; how ought you to express the same good news to those you meet tomorrow?