Several of our teens joined Jess and I up to Oklahoma for a week long camp that we are still recovering from… The week was exhausting and tiring but we all came back filled up and excited to go back next year. The camp focused on a song by Lauren Daigle called “You Say.” If you haven’t heard this song yet be sure to find it on youtube or your fa-vorite music service. It’s a powerful song that speaks to our identity in God and what God says to us and about us during our biggest struggles. We spent our week at camp comparing this song to the book of Mark and the book of Ephesians. Take a look at Ephesians 1:3-14. These verses are full of identity that God speaks over us: He chose and made us to be holy and blameless in His sight, God chose to adopt us into His family, and chose to redeem us. There’s even more than that but what keeps coming up is that we are CHOSEN. God created the universe knowing we would fall and chose us before we were even made to be redeemed by His blood and brought fully into relation-ship with Him.