Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.
Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will.
Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God.
Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—
~John 1:12 (NIV)
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
~Colossians 1:13-14 (NIV)