“Even as [in His love] He chose us [actually picked us out for Himself as His own] in Christ before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy (consecrated and set apart for Him) and blameless in His sight, even above reproach, before Him in love.” -Ephesians 1:4 AMP
He chose me. Me! And not only did He choose me, He chose me in Christ before the foundation of the world. Before I was able to perform. Before I was able to please. Before I was able to disappoint.
He picked me out for His very own because He loves me. And yet my worthiness has absolutely nothing to do with me. My worthiness is bound up with Christ- so I can't boast, can't lose it, can't do anything but say thank you. Talk about freedom. Makes me want to whirl around with arms out wide and sing at the top of my lungs- and live grateful- love bold.