You whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, and called from its farthest regions, and said to you,
‘You are My servant, I have chosen you and have not cast you away: Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’ Isaiah 41:9-10
Pick me! Pick me! Were you one of them? Growing up, I wasn’t the first pick on our neighborhood softball team. I was great at running (practice from running from my sister after I did or said something stupid!), but couldn’t hit or catch very well.
I don’t blame them for not picking me, after all, everyone wants people on their team who will help them win. But God saw something in me that no one else could see. He picked me! He saw that I caught truth and ran with it. He saw as I cheered on my teammates!
He told me, “I have a work for you that will help our team win. I have picked you!”
I hear him say to you this morning, “You are mine! I formed you before the world began. I have placed you here for such a time as this.”
We can do this people! We’re on the same team going toward the same goal, to proclaim His kingdom come onto the earth just as it is in Heaven. Let’s join hands with those who run beside us and win this race together.