Ephesians 1:3b-4 says, “…that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestinated us…according to the good pleasure of His will.”
We were birthed in His love. Predestined means predetermined, set, and fixed. Psalm 8:3-4 says, “When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars which You have ordained, what is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You visit him?” God created man to have a personal relationship with him.
God was before He created the earth. Genesis 2:7 says, “And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.” Just a side note to those who don’t believe that God has anything to do with their lives. Daniel 5:23 says, “…the God who holds your breath in His hand and owns all your ways, you have not glorified.”
Isaiah 43:7 says that we were all created to glorify the Lord. In love He created us with the express purpose of relationship with Him, and through that relationship we would bear fruit that would glorify Him. That is His purpose for us.
We celebrate His love for us because without Him, we never would have existed. It was His love that sent Jesus to the cross. He died for us, bearing our sin, which was judged in wrath by God the Father. Everything we have and are is because of His love. John 10:10 says, “…I have come that they may have life, and that may have it more abundantly.”
Today as we celebrate His love, let us extol Him for His abundant love, grace, mercy, and faithfulness, and all you know to add. Let us honor Him with our lips with heart expressions of thankfulness for choosing us, adopting us as His own, and accepting us through the shed blood of Jesus. Celebrate!