Title: God’s Own People (Part 2):
WHY WOULD GOD WANT ME?
in His love] He chose us in Christ [actually selected us for Himself as His own] before the foundation of the world, so that we would be holy [that is, consecrated, set apart for Him, purpose-driven] and blameless in His sightEphesians 1:4 (Amp)
We were chosen not by merit of anything, but by the good will of His love. Love made God chose us from the beginning. From among all His creation, angels, animals and everything, God willingly, deliberately chose a seemingly weak being. Why? He loved us.
The answer: love before first sight. Can you believe that?! The scriptures says God rejoices over His people with love. He broods over them like a mother hen over her chicks, like an expecting mother over her first pregnancy. He’s super excited and loves us. And this love He had even before we came forth. So, when we came forth, weak, fragile, messed up and with a condition, like a baby boy, He stretched out His hand and said, “This is mine”. He deliberately and specifically handpicked you for Himself. God chose the weak one, me. God chose the nobody, me. Why, because of love.
You see, unconditional love has no explanation. You can’t frame its “whys”. No, you can’t. It is just what it is. And you were chosen to occupy a special place in God’s heart as His family because He loves you. This knowledge of One who chose to love a person without ever even meeting the person yet is hard to refuse. I can’t understand why I’d say no to being chosen by God All-Perfect to be counted among His own clan, though I am imperfect.
Jesus made it possible for all human beings to become members of God’s family. By the simple acceptance of His sacrifice and His new life, you can become a member of Jehovah’s family in His Son, Jesus Christ. That love made Him pay the price for our eternal condemnation and ransom us. That love made Him prepare a place where we can be with Him for all eternity in a world better than this one.
Be reminded that God didn’t show you this great love in choosing you because you’re a good person or kept the rules. No. He did everything, and all of it, out of love no matter who you were, because He wanted His family with Him.
Declare that you’re embracing God’s love today and everyday. He is both your Father and your Family. He’s both you, God and Savior. Declare that you’ll never give room to fear, guilt, worry, the devil any longer. Rather, that love will remove that guilt, fear and worry. And that love you’ll allow to cover and triumph over sins in your life. Love indeed wins every argument. Against such, there is no law.
Thanks for loving us, Father God, and choosing us because you love us. We love you back and stretch forth our hands to accept and walk in your love today entirely.