A young lady once asked if she could take a selfie with me. After agreeing and getting ready for the picture, I noticed she was uncomfortable. I asked if she is ok and she replied “Can we swap sides because this is not my good side?” At first I thought she was joking, but quickly realized she wasn’t!
In the first chapter of St. Paul’s epistle to the Ephesians, he highlights for us the believers, whom he calls saints, our calling in Christ. After he tells us that we have been chosen before the foundation of the world, he continuous in verse 4: “That we should be holy and without blame before him in love.”
So He chose us not for destruction or to send us to hell, but to be “holy and without blame” – that is how He sees us, “holy and without blame”. He doesn’t focus on your faults or sins but He sees you as “holy and without blame”.