These next few verses will be easy for me to pick since I'm supposed to be memorizing ones for my "Duty or Delight" Bible Study...but I already love the first verse, so TA-DA... the next one on the list.
For He chose us in Him, before the foundation of the world, to be holy & blameless in His sight.
*Have you ever been chosen for a team as a little child... you stand there hoping you get picked... pleading with your eyes, "Dont leave me behind" & then when you get picked for something simple, it's like you won the lottery. How much cooler that the one picking this time is God...Yep, He chose US...
*..."before the foundation of the world" .... how cool a reminder is that? Can you just imagine at one point God was thinking, "I'll think its time I made this thing called "earth"- I also know that way down through the years, there will be this creation called Rebecca Jo & I'm going to choose her as my child"... go ahead, insert your own name instead of mine. Tell me how amazing that is to imagine... & its true...
*..."to be holy & blameless in His sight" ... that always just takes my breath away... stops me in my tracks... because 'holy' & 'blameless' are not two words I think of when I think of my life... but yet, in God's sight - the One who knows ALL, he will see us as pure, clean, holy & blameless... tell me that's not the best news you've heard all day!
So there's my next verse. I love the ones that are simple but pack a punch!