Sunday, June 3, 2012


Looking out from the top of Mt. Jumbo
"Long before [God] laid down earth's foundations, he had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of his love, to be made whole and holy by his love. Long, long ago he decided to adopt us into his family through Jesus Christ. (What pleasure he took in planning this!) He wanted us to enter into the celebration of his lavish gift-giving by the hand of his beloved Son." 
~ Ephesians 1:3-6 MSG

"But you are the ones chosen by God, chosen for the high calling of priestly work, chosen to be a holy people, God's instruments to do his work and speak out for him, to tell others of the night-and-day difference he made for you—from nothing to something, from rejected to accepted."
~ 1 Peter 2:9-10 MSG

We are called chosen. 

God wants us.  Deeply.  

He does not begrudgingly accept us with a sigh.  He does not roll His eyes and put up with us.  He doesn't love us out of obligation.  He doesn't tally up wrongs.


Instead, He desires us.  He plans out blessing for us.  He loves with abandon and without obligation.

We are called chosen, friends.

Rest in that.


  1. Just found your blog and I must say how touch I am.Love the bible verses.

  2. I needed that, and I will rest in it! THANK YOU my friend!

  3. Found your blog through Dandelion Breeze. Love the verses! Often times I lived like an orphan during my battles with grief and my identity was shaken. The cross revealed what kind of world we live in; a life that's not fair and a God of sacrificial love - Philip Yancey


"I am glad you are here with me."
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King