He has chosen us in Him before the foundation of the world. This is not a world of chance – it is our Father’s world. Events do not happen without any order or any direction. No one can sanely doubt that there is a great divine plan running through the ages, which includes all things and subordinates all forces and all experiences to itself. Our Scripture passage is full of this great thought. “He chose us in Him (in Christ) before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy.” “Having foreordained us unto adoption as sons through Jesus Christ.” “Foreordained according to the purpose of Him who works all things after the counsel of His will.” We need not trouble ourselves to try to understand these great words, with their tremendous reach of meaning. We may say, however, at least, that they assure us of a divine thought for men, a divine love, a divine purpose of mercy, dating from this infinite past and running through the ages. And this truth assures us of our eternal safety in Christ our Redeemer.