God's secret plan has now been revealed to us; it is a plan centered on Christ, designed long ago according to his good pleasure.
And this is his plan: At the right time he will bring everything together under the authority of Christ -- everything in heaven and on earth.
Furthermore, because of Christ, we have received an inheritance from God, a for he chose us from the beginning, and all things happen just as he decided long ago.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)