In Him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will, so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of His glory. Ephesians 1:11-12 (ESV)

Predestined from before time and creation

To be grafted into the family tree of believers

But given the option to choose salvation

Or succumb to the lies of the great deceiver

How does one reconcile this apparent contradiction

How does one choose when the decision is already made

There must be an answer beyond my comprehension

A glorious mystery to be revealed at the end of days

So by faith in Christ Jesus, my Lord and Savior

Who gave His everything, even His life up for me

I choose this narrowing path, knowing He has gone before

Never questioning the love and mercy displayed upon that Tree

I am but a wild olive shoot grafted into the tree of Life by His grace alone

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