A Christian’s Story Begins Before the World was Created

“Notice that this passage in Ephesians [1:3-10] gives us a place in God’s own heart. His intimate and eternal love for his Son means that all who are “in Christ” are therefore included in that intimate and eternal love that each person of the Godhead has for each other By being recasted in this way, our new story actually begins not simply with our conversion here and now but with a plot that began before the world was created” (Michael Horton, A Better Way: Rediscovering the Drama of God-Centered Worship, 55).