Because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy,made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions. For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus,in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. Ephesians 2:4-5, Romans 6:23, Ephesians 2:6-7 NIV This is part of today's all-scripture devotional (April 20 page) in Light for Each Day, Vol. 1.