For He chose us in Him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in His sight, He predestined us to be adopted as His sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with His pleasure and will.
~ Ephesians 1:4-5
Once again I find myself pondering this verse in amazement. My mind grapples with the idea that He chose me to be holy and blameless even before He created the world! The whole idea of free will and an all-knowing God blows my mind. I am in wonder. And then to know that He chose me!
He adopted me - even knowing what a mess I would make of my life, knowing how many times I would fail Him, turn my back on Him - He chose to adopt me! Why?? Because it pleased Him. He takes pleasure in me - mess and all!