Day One: Loved and Chosen

Ephesians 1:4 – Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes.

“God’s love did not begin at Calvary. Before the morning stars sang together, before the world was baptized with the first light, before the first blades of tender grass peeped out, God was love. Turn back to the unwritten pages of countless eons before God spoke this present Earth into existence, when the Earth was ‘without form and void’ (Genesis 1:2) and the deep, silent darkness of space stood in stark contrast to the brilliance of God’s glory and His cherubim and seraphim. Even then, God was love. Before the worlds were created, He knew all about us and the need we would have someday for Christ to die for us. So in His love ‘he chose us in him before the creation of the world'(Ephesians 1:4). God does not change—and neither does His love. He loved you before you were born . . . He loves you now . . . and He will love you forever. Will you love Him in return?”
[Billy Graham, Hope for Each Day, p.192]

1. What was God’s motivation in choosing us?
2. How does God’s unchanging love anchor you to live today and face its challenges?

God, thank you for your unchanging love for us. Within the security of Your love, we respond with our lives, in surrender, trust, and worship. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

With thankful hearts, let’s worship God:
“On and On” by Phil Wickham (Click here).

– JL