My great-grandson is turning two years old, and his Mum is planning a party. His Mum has favoured me with an invitation to attend. I have accepted it.
I look forward to the party with joy and thanksgiving that I am among the favoured few.
Remember, the birth of Jesus? The angel appeared to Mary and said, ‘ Congratulations, favoured lady! The Lord is with you!’ (LB) God favoured Mary above all other women.
God chose us before the world began. We are now the accepted, the beloved, the highly favoured. God has poured out his favour upon us and invited us to a party. God received us because Jesus gave himself to ensure that we are acceptable and highly favoured.
The Greek translation of being accepted in the beloved means we are ‘highly favoured’. God so loves us he gave Jesus. God so loves us he can’t love us anymore. God so loves us he can’t love us any less.
Jesus is God’s accepted beloved, and his death redeems us, so we become the highly favoured of the Father. The highly favoured accepted children of the Father through Jesus. For all this to become ours, we accept Jesus into our inner being. So that we no longer live for self but living for God.
Can we accept Jesus the highly favoured Son and take the Father’s invitation and become the highly favoured children of God? Can we admit we are at the pinnacle of God’s love? We cannot go any higher nor any lower. We are at the zenith through Jesus. Let’s live at the top - in the throne room.