Some friends of ours have had the most precious puppies for sale. The owners were concerned for a while because people would say they wanted one, but just didn’t make the commitment by making the deposit. Just this week all but one puppy is with their new owners. Their masters have renamed them and are giving them everything they need and probably more.
Just as each puppy has a forever home with their master, we too have a forever home with ours. We are not meant to be left deserted and unwanted. Christ paid the price to own us and give us an eternal place with Him. Those pups will be in the lap of luxury, and so too are we. God chose us before the foundation of the world to be His. He won’t share us with another. The new owners of the pups paid money to hold the one they love, and Christ paid the ultimate price to hold us as well. We are safe, sealed, and will be delivered to Heaven one day.
Oh beloved, you may feel like a junk yard dog, you may think that you are of no value, worthless and unlovable. You may think you were born with no significance. But God says you are of great value and of rarest quality. Your entire being was knit in secret with God at your moment of conception. No accident, no left over, no homeless being. You are the finest and most loved in all creation. God has signed the check and sealed the deal with His own blood. His oath is His bond and His oath stands. God hand-picked you. You may think that you have to perform or that you are unimportant. You may not see any worth in yourself, but you must remember Who you belong to. Though things will happen that may cause feelings of dismay, fear or trauma, God still stands with you. He will never reject you, for you are His own. He will never leave you for you are His precious one.
God loves you and He’s for you. He chose you to be in Christ and to live life in the lap of heavenly luxury as you walk in the Light of His Word. His hand is on you and His love surrounds you all the days of your life. The Word is your bond and Scripture trumps feelings every single time. When things come against you, remember Whose you are and rejoice that you are safe and precious and always with Him.
Psalm 139:6 You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in Your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.
Psalm 138:8 The LORD will work out His plans for my life–for Your faithful love, O LORD, endures forever. Don’t abandon me, for You made me.
Psalm 143:8 Let me hear of Your unfailing love each morning, for I am trusting You. Show me where to walk, for I give myself to You.
Ephesians 1:6 So we praise God for the glorious grace He has poured out on us who belong to His dear Son.