Not only are you always on God’s mind, but He won’t think of you without thinking about His Son, Jesus. It would appear that in God’s mind, man and his Saviour have become one.
It almost sounds too good to be true: God associates you with Christ. Therefore it would be impossible for Him to think of His Son, and at the same time exclude you. Because of what Jesus did on your behalf on the cross, it would be impossible for God to think a single thought concerning His Son or of you, without promptly thinking, on equal terms, of you in association with His Son.
Nothing you or I can do, neither time nor history, can interfere with the mind of God. Nothing can make Him think less of us. This is because He associated us in Christ before the ages, before the foundation of the world – even before the fall of Adam.
It is in the light of this association, that the gospel reveals its truth! It is in this revelation that the gospel finds its power!
Without blame before Him
From the beginning God saw us as holy and blameless before Him in love. God, not being intimidated by the fall of Adam, saw a being that stood holy and blameless in His sight.
God didn’t see a creature that would stand in a lesser position before Himself than what His Son would, therefore He sent Jesus to unveil the mind of man to His true blameless identity.
“This was according to the eternal purpose which He has realised in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Ephesians 3:11
God’s eternal purpose finds its full realisation in Christ Jesus. We share in His purpose realised for our lives when we say yes to the revealed truth of true identity as His sons (Inheritors – and this includes the ladies as sons). He destined us in love to be His sons through Jesus Christ according to the purpose of His will.
“He destined us in love, to be His sons through Jesus Christ.” Ephesians 1:5