As for us, we can’t help but thank God for you, dear brothers and sisters loved by the Lord. We are always thankful that God chose you to be among the first to experience salvation – a salvation that came through the Spirit who makes you holy and through your belief in the truth. (2 Thessalonians 2:13 NLT)
Have you ever been the last one chosen for a baseball game or any other game? Did you feel rejected? Did you find it hard to play your very best knowing that the team really didn’t want you? God has not only chosen you but He chose you at the very beginning – even before the beginning. In God’s infinite mercy, you are chosen to be on God’s side. God loves you. You are not rejected. God specially chose you. You are special.