For we know, brothers and sisters loved by God, that he has chosen you, 1 Thessalonians 1:4
Being chosen, especially by someone important, is something many people desire. There are a lot of people who can remember times when they were in school and were not chosen. The students would play some sport with two team captains, and that person was always the last one chosen. Pain would run deep and usually for a lifetime of bad memory.
Although it is most common to hear about not being chosen in children, adults have the same problem. A hard working person is overlooked for a promotion, or a person’s work is ignored or rejected. People do not like to not be chosen.
When a person is in a high profile meeting, he gets excited when he is chosen to be able to speak to the highest level person. He gets excited when he is approached by the leader.
The thing that excites each person is different, but each person has a desire to be chosen and recognized. It shows care, concern, friendship, and value.
Being chosen in this world is a good thing, however, there is one who has chosen people that makes it the ultimate, highest in value. God has chosen people of this earth to be a part of His family, to be His child. The value of this is infinitely high!
Not every believer in Jesus fully realizes what has happened to him. Yes, it could be very awesome to be chosen by the president or leader of a nation, however, God is much greater. God is the One who created the earth and everything in it. He is the One who has the ultimate power and authority over all created things. And He has chosen each person to be His child.
God has chosen you to be His child. You may not be a person who has been chosen by people on this earth as of any value, yet, God has chosen you. He has deemed you of such high value, that He allowed His Son Jesus to be killed so that you may have life and life for all eternity.
God’s love is greater than any person on this earth could ever show you. His authority and power is above any position on this earth. Knowing this, praise God because He has chosen you!
I pray today that you will know the love God has for you; that you will know that you are chosen by God; that you will know how much God values you; and that you will share that love and value with others.