Ephesians 1:4 says this,
Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes.The part in this verse that stuck out for me this week is, "without fault in his eyes." It amazes me that God can see me as holy and without fault. Even before the world began, God's plan was to make me the child who could do no wrong. Was I innocent? No. Was I without sin? No. But God's plan included the sacrifice that Jesus made, and that by faith I could be holy. That is love.
And it goes on,
God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure. (Eph. 1:5)He did it because He wanted to and it gave him great pleasure. This humbles me. God chooses me, redeems me, and adopts me ~ all for His pleasure. And yet I am the one who benefits. It doesn't make earthly sense. But I am also reminded that His ways are higher than my ways. This sacred romance continues as I am swept off my feet once again.