But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near in the blood of Christ.
Ephesians 2:13 RSV
But here Paul is, writing to a Greek city about an equal opportunity Savior. And he's not just writing about the availability of Christ.
11 This was according to the eternal purpose which he has realized in Christ Jesus our Lord, 12 in whom we have boldness and confidence of access through our faith in him.
Ephesians 3:11-12 RSV
And because they don't matter, we can have confidence in our access to the "the immeasurable riches of his grace" (Ephesians 2:7 RSV). We are no longer aliens or slaves with no redemption in sight. I love the way the writer of Hebrews puts it:
So let us come boldly to the very throne of God and stay there to receive his mercy and to find grace to help us in our times of need.
Hebrews 4:16 TLB
Dear Reader, I'd love to hear how you are claiming and sharing the riches of God's grace. How are you most comfortable sharing grace? What about uncomfortable ways? How do you remain confident that God is in all of them?