Dear Church,

As part of our focus on Ephesians recently I have been drawing an analogy with the Cinderella story. Actually, I believe the story is so cherished because it reflects aspects of the gospel story. Ephesians helps us to get our perspective right. It helps us to see that, really, our salvation is for God’s benefit, not our own – “that we … might be for the praise of his glory” (Ephesians 1:12). That’s why I’ve called it “Cinderella’s king”. For your own reflection on this book of the Bible I have included this analogy. I hope is inspires you to feel the romance in God’s love for us.