Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, just as he chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless before him in love. He destined us for adoption as his children through Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of his will.
Ephesians 1: 3-5
He chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world
Lord I have read this verses before but never noticed this phrase before. It jumped off the pages of my Bible into my heart.
I said it aloud as if I didn’t believe what I was reading:
God, the Creator, the Almighty, the One and Only chose us – all of us - "before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless before Him in love."
Wow! You have loved us before You created the world.
You chose us to be your children at the very beginning.
You knew us as you formed us and determined we would always be a part of your family, your plan, your love.
Lord when I doubt if my life has meaning.
When my heart fills with discouragement and emptiness.
When my self esteem plummets and fatigue drains all my energy.
When I feel like the little kid on the playground that nobody wants for their team, help me remember this verse, Lord.
Help me remember I was in and on Your heart from the very beginning - before you created anything else - you chose me.
You wrapped Your arms around me and brought me into Your heart as part of your family.
I don’t fully understand why or how, but isn’t it great to be chosen?
YOU chose us.
We are Your first choice.
What a blessing – to be handpicked by God.