Not because of the color of your skin or eyes,
Not because of your generosity,
Not because of the number of hours you pray,
Not because of your great sacrifice,
Not because of your position,
Not because of the number of hours you serve,
Not because you have travelled the world and evangelized many,
Not because of your faithfulness and obedience,
Not because you are a pastor, evangelist, teacher, prophet, or apostle,
But because you are sons and daughters and He is Father, a good Father.
Because He first loved you.
Because you are His masterpiece, His poem.
Because He chose you!
And this woman, a daughter of Abraham as she is, whom Satan has bound for eighteen long years, should she not have been released from this bond on the Sabbath day?” (Luke 13:16 NASB)