God decided in advance to adopt us … This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure.
-Ephesians 1:5ac, NLT
Believing that God loves you is hard enough going through infidelity discovery and divorce.
Believing that God actually likes you seems beyond belief.
But God does. He loves and likes us. He chose us and made a way for us–through Christ’s death and resurrection–to become part of His family forever because He wanted us and bringing us in gave Him pleasure.
This is love.
God choosing us. God dying for us giving His only Son’s blood–i.e. His own blood–so that we can be part of His family. And God not doing this out of obligation but because He delights to welcome us Home into His arms.
On this Valentine’s Day, I hope the truth of God’s love for you dwells richly in your heart. He has marked you forever “acceptable” and not “rejected.” He has already declared His joy comes with you being in His family. And He made this choice knowing all the junk we would experience and/or do.
“That one. I want that one! He’s my boy!”
May the Heavenly Thunder of God’s voice ring in your heart. As He chose you from the very foundations of this earth (see Eph. 1:4).