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Chosen and Loved

Do you sometimes question your purpose in life? We all have at one time or another. Many of us may feel loved at some point but do not feel particularly chosen. Think about that for a moment. Can you recall a time when you did feel that someone chose you? I don't think we give it much thought in the positive sense, but we certainly do as a negative view; perhaps a memory from our youth, not being chosen for a sports team or other activity. Conversely as adults, experiencing a painful ending of a relationship with someone we loved. These memories from our past can stay with us for a long time and be extremely difficult to overcome.

Easter will be celebrated on Sunday after Holy Week, the most important week on the church calendar. Holy Week is a time when we as Christians remember and celebrate in an extraordinary way the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. We remember His actions and reflect on His messages to us.

Jesus purposefully came to die for each one of us and take away our sins. That means that He chose YOU. He chose you to be His special someone. You were chosen before birth when you were created in God's image. Even if you have been rejected by your parents, family or anyone else, you are always loved by God and specially handpicked for His purpose.

This means that you do have meaning and purpose. Although your purpose may seem challenging to define sometimes, trust that God has a special plan just for you.

When you are experiencing doubt and uncertainty about yourself or a situation you are in, remember that you are chosen and loved by God. You are valuable, deserving, qualified, loved and chosen! These truths will never change no matter what the fluctuating circumstances are around you.

1 Peter 2:9 New International Version (NIV)

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.

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