God has chosen YOU!
We all know how it feels not to be picked. Whether it was when we were the last one to get picked for the team or whether it is a job interview that doesn’t go so well and we don’t get the job. We don’t like not being wanted. We don’t like rejection.
God loves you so much, he chose you.
We think about how we are supposed to seek God.
But have you ever stopped to think that he is seeking you out as well?
God has a special place in His family for each of us. Ephesians 1:5a says, “God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ.” God made a choice to take us in, granting us a new start in the wonderful family of God. The Lord took on the responsibilities of a parent — protecting us, providing for us, nurturing us and guiding us.
When we accept Christ as our Savior, we receive all those benefits, along with eternal life. Paul tells us this adoption is God’s desire: “This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure” (Ephesians 1:5b). It gives Him joy to bring us into His family and to love us unconditionally, and to freely give us grace.
You are part of His family, chosen by Him before the foundation of the earth.
The Bible passage said that our adoption was arranged and completed and paid for by Jesus. We didn't do anything to earn or deserve being chosen by God -
it's all because of God's grace that is freely given to us!
Jesus gave His life on a cross so that we could be adopted by God. He had to die for us, to pay the price for our sins, so we could join God’s perfect family. How amazing is this gift of God's love and grace?