He wanted to

“This is what He wanted to do and it gave him great pleasure”

Ephesians 1:5b (NLT)

When someone does something because they want to and not because they had to gives the receiver of that deed a sense that he or she is loved. God didn’t have to create us, love us, adopt us and die for us! He didn’t have to do any of this. But He wanted to. We are the apple of his eye. 

When I look at my son whom I love, even when he has done something wrong, I still see my son, whom I love. Nothing he does changes the fact that I love him. In fact, when he does do something wrong, I correct him because I love him and want whats best for him. The whole process is quite cumbersome. Sitting, talking, dealing with a cranky child, patiently seeing through his tantrums. I would rather not do it. But I can’t help my self. Its a priority for me. I do it because I want to and not because I have to. I love buying him gifts and seeing him squeal with excitement. I love spending time, not because I have to and its the right thing to do, but because I want to.

God has loved and chosen me because he wanted to do it. It gave him great pleasure. Start this day with this thought. God wanted me to be born. He wanted me to be part of his plan. It gave him great pleasure.

Written By Joshua George

Joshua George, currently pursing post graduate theological education at South Asian Institute of Advanced Christian Studies, lives in Bangalore with his wife Priyanka and two children Joel & Anaiya.