For me, the key thought for today is, ‘ … God had a Lamb before He had a man, and the Lamb was waiting to deal with the effects of humanity’s fall (see John 1:29). There was a cross set up in eternity before there was a cross set up on the hill called Calvary.’
Again, we are confronted with the truth that God has choosen us and it’s His call, which we respond to.
Paul, in his letter to the Ephesians, covers this important fact, better than I could:-
“For He chose us in Him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in His sight. In love He predestined us to be adopted as His sons (and daughters) through Jesus Christ, in accordance with His pleasure and will – to the praise of His glorious grace, which He has freely given us in the One He loves. In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that He lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding.” (Ephesians 1: 4-8 NIV)