As my teenage daughter attends a classmate’s Celebration of Life service today, I am reminded of why I am working through my issues with computers and technology to send a message of God’s love out into the world. I don’t have any idea where this will land, or if anyone will hear the message, but it is in my heart, and I don’t want to contain it.
My head is filled this morning with thoughts of teenagers and parenting and my own personal successes and failures. I have found the only way to stop the spinning is to focus on God’s love for all of us. A dear friend of mine always says, “I’m His favorite.” My response to that is, “Me too!” If I could say anything to the young man who is being wept for this very minute, it would be. “You are God’s favorite.” It doesn’t matter what we have done in the past when we look into God’s eyes, our successes and our failures are enfolded into His loving embrace, and we, in that moment, are His favorite.
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love, he predestined us for adoption to be his children through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will— to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. In him, we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding…Ephesians 1:1-8 (NIV)
God created us, understands us and loves us in every moment of our lives here and beyond.