Even as [in His love] He chose us [actually picked us out for Himself as His own] in Christ before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy (consecrated and set apart for Him) and blameless in His sight, even above reproach, before Him in love”. Ephesians 1:4 (AMPC)
Everyone wants to be chosen—as a friend, for a team, or to be someone special, someone’s special, but it doesn’t always happen that way—or happen in the way we hope it will. But here again is the good news of our Most Glorious God. You were never left alone, or left for last. You were handpicked—His first choice, His only choice for you to be the wonderful you that you are!
He didn’t wait until the last minute—instead He chose you before the foundations of the world and waited all this time for you to come into the world—at this exact moment in time. And you are here, precious one, with all of creation rejoicing, and you most assuredly belong!
Celebrate, dear heart, for all the leaving or being left out in the world cannot change this truth. You are His, joined to Him forever, and oh beloved, you are so deeply and devotedly loved!
Dearest Father, these things are too marvelous for us to comprehend—that we were chosen by You, hand-picked and set apart, not left out—never left out—but 100% in!
We are fully in the centre of your love, fully called and equipped to fulfill Your perfect will. Fully chosen and cherished by You. Precious Lord this all sounds too good to be true, but we believe, and we receive it all, because these truths belong to You—just as completely as we do!
We love you Lord, with all of our hearts, and with great joy, we receive Your healing, redeeming, and restoring love. Unending and unconditional love from the One Who is faithful and true!