Before anything was created, even before time itself began, God had a plan, a plan that encompassed everything and every person that he would ever create. As Scripture proclaims, God has "blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places" (Ephesians 1:3). Scripture goes on to say that God "chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless before him in love" (1:4), and that he "destined us for adoption as his children through Jesus Christ" (1:5).
This wondrous plan—that we would all be filled with divine life and become beloved sons and daughters of God—is at the heart of...
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