Over the past few years in my role as a nurse I’ve had the honor of helping some adoptive families with the adoption process and actually welcoming their child into their family. It is so much fun to see their faces and hear their stories. As is true when you have your own biological child – you aren’t in control of everything but the important part is the child coming into your life. Ephesians 1:4-5 tells us God CHOSE us. Isn’t that an amazing thought? “For He chose us in him before the creation of the world…to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ in accordance with his pleasure and will”. He chose us before he even created the world he had us in mind. He thought about us. What we would look like, who we would know, where we would live, what colors we would like and how strong we would be. I’m sure he smiled just thinking about us, just like we do when we think about those we love in our life.
God wants us to celebrate life, to sing and to dance in His presence. Psalm 5:11 says, “Let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them that those who love your name may rejoice in you.” Let’s celebrate being chosen today. Instead of fussing over every little thing and trying to “control” everything. Enjoy the day! YOU ARE CHOSEN – WANTED – LOVED!