All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing
in the heavenly realms because
we are united with Christ.
Even before he made the world,
God loved us and chose us in Christ
to be holy and without fault in his eyes.
God decided in advance to adopt us
into his own family by bringing us
to himself through Jesus Christ.
This is what he wanted to do,
and it gave him great pleasure.
So we praise God for the glorious grace
he has poured out on us who belong to his dear Son.
He is so rich in kindness and grace
that he purchased our freedom
with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins.
He has showered his kindness on us,
along with all wisdom and understanding.
One of my favorite passages of Scripture.