If you were asked to make a new nation of people that would bless everyone, who would you choose? Would you want someone that was brave? Or maybe someone intelligent? Would you want someone who was good looking and would be pass that on to their kids? No doubt it would end up being the best of the best, the ones chosen for everything and who seem to have a promising future.
Or would you choose someone like Susan Boyle? When she appeared on Britain’s Got Talent, she was an assuming, 47-year old single woman living in England. People looked at her and felt that she wouldn’t be talented at all. They had decided she should be passed over for someone more qualified and maybe better looking. But when she opened her mouth to sing, the crowd was left speechless. Susan wowed the audience with her melodious voice and was chosen to go to the final round of the competition. (To see her awesome audition go here: http://bit.ly/1iTEw0I.)
When Adam and Eve chose their own vision for their lives, the story of humanity tore itself from God’s story, starting a chain reaction of problems and evil that would reverberate throughout the world. But God chose to bless the whole world by building a nation. He didn’t choose the best of the best, though. He chose a 75-year old man from an idol-worshiping family and his wife who was 65. We would object, “They are so old and can’t possibly have kids! How can they populate an entire nation?!”
God picks people you and I wouldn’t necessarily select to take part in His story. He chooses people not based on their ability, but on their availability. God searches for people who are open to be used by Him. Since He uses only those who are willing to be used for His purposes, there is no doubt that it is He who is doing the wonder working.
As you read through chapter 2 in your books, ask yourself the question, am I available to be used by God to be a blessing?