“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 even before God made us, He knew we’d rebel against Him and cost Him the life of Jesus, His Son! So why did He make us? Because He loves us! What a mindblowing thought. So knowing that we’d sin, God loved us, created us anyway and chose us to be holy IN (key word in Ephesians) Jesus! He picked me, knowing I’d sin against Him. He chose me to be HOLY & SINLESS from His prospective even before I started sinning! What awesome perspective God has!
God decided, before creating us to adopt us back into His family, even know we would alienate ourselves from Him, making us adoptable! This verse says adopting us gave Him GREAT PLEASURE!
SO, God’d love for us is so great that His plan to redeem us and adopt us and restore us was in placde and IN MOTION, even before creation started!
If that’s not love, I don’t know what is!
Think about it!