just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love
– Ephesians 1:4 (NKJV)
God decided that before the world began He wanted a family. However, God is completely holy and blameless. The only way to have a relationship with Him is to also be holy and blameless. How does sinful man become part of this holy and blameless family of God? It can only happen through Jesus.
God knew this and planned it before the foundation of the world. Jesus died and rose again completely paying for all of the sin of the world. This means that anyone who believes in Jesus and confesses Him as Lord takes part of His holiness.
It’s only through placing our trust in Jesus that we can be part of this wonderful family of God. Now no matter who you are or what you’ve done, you are qualified to be a part of God’s family! Thank God for Jesus! It’s this message that shows us how special we are to God!