How blessed is God! And what a blessing he is! He's the Father of our Master, Jesus Christ, and takes us to the high places of blessing in him. Long before he laid down earth's foundations, he had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of his love, to be made whole and holy by his love. Long, long ago he decided to adopt us into his family through Jesus Christ. (What pleasure he took in planning this!) He wanted us to enter into the celebration of his lavish gift-giving by the hand of his beloved Son.
This is the passage that Kristen read at Sasha's baby shower and one I've held close ever since. I just love how the Morningstar adoption journey is an echo of God's joy over all of creation!
Like him, we take such great pleasure in planning for the adoption of our child. Like him, we have settled on this little one as the focus of our love. Like him, we do all this for the sheer joy of relationship.
I love it that all of my excitement and anticipation for our new little one is just an echo, a pale reflection of God's joy as we are made whole and holy through his love. And I love it that he settled on me as the focus of his love before earth's foundations were laid. Wow. That makes a girl feel awfully special.