Once we were darkness, now we are light (Ephesians 5:8). He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love (Colossians 1:13)~ Humanity failed to obey God. But in eternity past, God purposed to make a people renewed in His image for Himself. He saw our sinful pride and rebellion beforehand and determined to make a way for His people to be in relationship with Him. Out of the depths of His love and mercy, He ordained that He would provide Himself as the payment for our unpayable debt; as He knew there would be no other means of rescue. So out of eternity, God reached forth His mighty, loving right hand into the pit of destruction to gather a people unto Himself. He undertook to do for us what we were unable to do. As He reveals to us our sinfulness and our helplessness, and as we cry out to Him for mercy, we are rescued by His hand and pulled safely out of the darkness into the light. There is such infinite power and strength in those hands, but also great gentleness. In our childlike weakness, may we rest in our Father’s strength. In Him, may we know a place of security and experience a radical transformation!!