For He chose us in Him, before the foundation of the world, to be holy and blameless in His sight. In love He predestined us to be adopted through Jesus Christ for Himself, according to His favor and will, to the praise of His glorious grace that He favored us with in the Beloved. (Ephesians 1:4-6 HCSB)
I’m not an expert on predestination but i love what You wrote in here. He chose us in Him…God chose us in You. I believe I may have always been hidden in you. Every pain i felt, every question i had, every time i’ve wanted to walk away You had pity and dealt with me very tenderly.
In love You predestined us to adoption … There’s a quote going around some circles about an adopted child being a child birthed of the heart.
Predestined in love for God … He saw us in the depths of the Earth before the earth was formed. He felt the love we’d have for Him, He watched the service we would pour out for Him, saw the love we would have for each other.
To the praise of His glorious grace that He favored us in the Beloved. Maybe, we don’t feel like grace is glorious. Maybe it feels common. It never does for God because You, His Beloved Son were God’s expression of grace. You, Love, Kindness, Tenderness, Power, Joy and Perception.
Savior, thank You for all You’ve done for us and all You are. Make me to worship You.
Love You, Lord