Heavenly Father, please fill our minds with the wonder of our position before you. We know that once we were far off, we were excluded from your kingdom, complete foreigners to all your goodness and promise, we were without you and with out hope. Father, what a terrible place to be, now that we have seen how utterly holy, righteous and good you are. Lord we grieve our foolishness and sin that excluded us from you. We built a wall between you and us with our proud and pathetic self-sufficiency, and wallowed in our independence that cut us off from your light and love. Thank you for the gospel of Jesus that has brought us near and made us your treasured possession. Please continue to transform us into the likeness of Christ that we may bring you glory.