“Chosen by Love”
Preached July 24th, 2011
Pastor Jeff Cloeter
The choosing of dodge ball teams in grade school was always a predictable affair. The captains always choose teams based on past performance. So there was the usual pecking order with occasional shifting among the mediocre players. The first person picked was always Aaron “The Dash” Doyle. And the last person picked was always Wes “The Wide Body” Williams. But occasionally, every once in a while, there was a captain who turned things upside down. Rather than choosing based on skill or performance, he would choose Wes “The Wide Body” Williams first.
This is the way things work in our world. You are chosen based on your performance. Your work, your quality, your achievement, your skill. Employers look for the best resume, and demand one, or two, or three interviews. Teams choose players in the draft based on their college career, their physical skill, their game time performance. The Hall of Fame requires stats, championships, and total body of work in an athlete’s career. Politicians are chosen to their office by the electorate based on their experience, credentials, and stance on issues. This is the way things work in our world. You are chosen based on your performance.