What a joy to have the privilege of being called together, even in this life, in the name of our Lord! We are His.
Just think of it – owned by the Creator the universe, part of His family, forever His possession, and predestined to be so even before we came into existence. No matter how many times I consider it, I am once again in awe. It calls to my mind another verse from the old Fanny Crosby Hymn “Redeemed, How I love to proclaim it..”:
Redeemed, and so happy in Jesus,
No language my rapture can tell;
I know that the light of His presence
With me doth continually dwell.
How often to do we remember, in the hustle and bustle of daily living, driving to work, dealing with situations, and so on, that we are completely safe in His grasp – this moment and forever? I think that I often forget it, and each time I am distracted and that happens, I dwell momentarily in less joyful place. Of course that lack to safety is imaginary, but it is nonetheless a less joyous place to live.
Do I sound over the top? Well, so be it. That we should be able to glorify His name, what a thought. I pray that we will recall in each moment that wonder, that we are His people apart, and rejoice together in that.