Eph. 1:4 And He chose us to be His very own. Joining us to Himself even before He laid the foundation of the Universe! Because of His great love, He ordained us, so that we would be seen as holy in His eyes with an unstained innocence. One Aramaic translation states that, "He marked us with His love." His love chose you. His love, through the gift of salvation, joined you to Himself. Love ordained that you be holy in His eyes, unstained by sin and made innocent through His blood. The love of God has marked you as His very own child.