But we ought always to thank God for you, brothers loved by the Lord, because from the beginning God chose you to be saved through the sanctifying work of the Spirit and through belief in the truth. 2nd Thessalonians 2:13 NIV
In a seaside town somewhere in Venezuela a man met a couple who were sailing around the Caribbean Sea. He was interested in sailing and enjoyed hearing of their travels. The next night, they met again and spent the evening chatting away. The young man learned that the couple had had trouble with the deckhand that had helped them sail to South America. They had fired him and were carefully selecting a new deckhand to sail with them back to Florida. They had not known each other for very long but the couple decided to ask the young man if he would be the one. Have we ever been chosen for something really special?
We have been chosen! God chose us! He has chosen us for something infinitely more exciting than sailing over seas. He chose us to be sanctified by the work of the Holy Spirit! He chose us to be saved from a world of our own failures! He chose us to come to know His Son, Jesus! He chose us to leave behind a past of chasing only our own gain! He chose us to enter into a relationship with Him that will carry us further than all the stars and all the seas that there may be! Shall we embrace the Lord´s offer today?
Thank You for choosing us! We know we are not worthy and that makes us love You more! Help us choose in our lives too, we pray!