It was a random Saturday morning and we were meeting my daughter and her children for a casual breakfast. Dave and I arrived first, ordered and settled at a table.
We saw them first as they parked the car and unloaded the girls from their carseats. The oldest turned toward the coffee shop and noticed Dave and I through the plate glass window facing the parking lot. We waved and she paused just a moment. Then her countenance changed. Her little legs picked up speed and she moved toward the door with new purpose.
As she entered the coffee shop, she cried out with complete abandon, “It’s my GRANDMA!” Running across the room, she threw herself into my arms, hugging my neck.
That is what it feels like to be chosen! She chooses me every time she sees me with squeals of delight. Her thoughts toward me are pleasant. She asks every day if she can come to Grandma’s house. She believes being with me will be better than anything.
Scripture tells me that God is delighted with me as well, he rejoices when he thinks of me, he sings joyful songs over me (Zephaniah 3:17). His hand of blessing is on my head and his thoughts toward me are many and pleasant. (Psalm 139:5, 17-18)
This is what it feels like to be chosen by the One who created you. This is what it feels like to be complete in Him.
And it can be yours!