Jesus Is...the Chosen One

The crowd watched and the leaders scoffed. “He saved others,” they said, “let him save himself if he is really God’s Messiah, the Chosen One.” Luke 23:35 NLT

God chose Jesus as His emissary here on earth, to take the form of flesh and blood like you and I. In doing so, Jesus enacted “the great exchange,” taking our sin and guilt upon Himself, dying a gruesome death upon the cross, so that we, God’s children, could live in the freedom of God’s unrestricted forgiveness. Through Jesus, the Chosen One, we are given the opportunity to be chosen of God, created in His image, with purpose and with the promise of eternal life.

Extended reading: Luke 23:26-49

Heavenly Father, thank you for sending your Son, Jesus Christ, to take my place upon the cross. Thank you for choosing me to be your child, just as Jesus is Your Chosen One. I give you praise, glory, and honor in each and every moment. Amen.