Thursday, April 16, 2015

He Chose You!

Encouragement for your daily walk with God

Jesus was the model servant. I particularly like the choices He made. I wish I were more like Him.

He chose Nazareth over centerstage Jerusalem—“Can anything good come from Nazareth?” 

He chose manual labor over a marbled palace. 

For thirty years or so, He chose anonymity over popularity. 

He chose prayer over sleep. 

He chose the wilderness over the comfortable Jordan Valley.

He chose irascible disciples over angels. Given the choice, I’d have gone with angels. My discipleship team would have been archangels, cherubim and seraphim—witnesses of the wall of water at the Red Sea and falling fire at Carmel. Yep, I’d have chosen angels. 

Not so with Jesus. He chose people. He chose the likes of Peter, Matthew, James and John (the Sons of Thunder), Zacchaeus, Mary Magdalene. These were storm fearers, revenuers, prostitutes, greedy. 

And what daily grips my heart is that He chose me. He chose YOU too!

You are My witnesses, says the LORD, and My servant whom I have chosen, that you may know and believe Me, and understand that I am He. Before Me there was no God formed, nor shall there be after Me. Isaiah 43:10

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