by Earl Ann Bumpus on October 5, 2021 in Blog

“Red rover, red rover, send Sally right over!”

This “innocent” childhood game often had more at stake than just these words. Do you remember playing this when you were a young child?

What does “Chosen” mean to you?

We can compare this little game to how some may feel in real life. From a positive perspective we may feel:

  • selected

  • singled out above others for a reason

  • valuable

  • needed

  • desired

  • loved

  • confident

  • sense of belonging

  • accepted

From a negative perspective we may feel:

  • inadequate

  • unwanted

  • sub-standard compared to others

  • not considered valuable

  • nothing to contribute to the cause

I’m glad Christ is different from people. John 15:16-17 and 1 Peter 2:9 tell us that “we are chosen!” We are chosen: by God, as a royal priesthood, to declare the praises of God who called us out of darkness, appointed to go and bear fruit that is lasting, and to love each other.

It is far better to be chosen by God than people. His love for us provides the example of how to live our lives in love and reflect His love to others. Our purpose is to love others and share Christ as we go each day.

More lasting than a game of Red Rover!

Aren’t you glad the Lord has chosen you? Who will you choose to share the love of Christ with today? Choose someone and help them see their worth and value to Christ, to others, and to a lost world.

Written by WMU of Texas President Earl Ann Bumpus

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