A CHOSEN PEOPLE
Deuteronomy 7:6 The LORD your God has chosen you out of all the peoples on the face of the earth to be his people, his treasured possession.
All the heavenly bodies throughout the universe are unique in their own right. They have been created to reflect their makers glory, power and wisdom. The suns exist to reflect light. The moons rotate around the planets they are matched to. The planets, themselves, are each unique in relationship to the sun they orbit. The planet Mercury is unique in it's high surface temperature, being closest to the sun. Saturn is unique for having rings that reach completely around it's surface. And Pluto, being furthest from the sun, is covered with ice and other frozen elements. Then their is Earth. It's creator chose it out of all the heavenly bodies to be unique. This planet alone was created to sustain life.
Christians are unique in the universe of humanity. We are a chosen people for God’s glory. We have been indwelt by the Holy Spirit to shine forth in a unique way. As reflectors of God’s glory, we are recreated to bring His light into the darkest corners of the human race.
God’s infinite love is the source of our light in this world. God loves his people so much that He gave his only Son to save us from the corruption and darkness launched by sin. We no longer walk in darkness, fear, doubt or uncertainty. Christ has shed the true light on our human condition. We see now that our struggles are with sin, with spiritual forces that swirl around us. No longer do we need to fear the next sunrise. Nothing in life is uncertain knowing that an infinitely powerful and knowing God is watching over our every step. God is protecting and guiding us. We may see troubling sights or encounter dangerous people, but doubting God’s presence is no longer an alternative. In faith we are certain that God is sustaining, guiding and leading us through this world.
With such encouragement and faith we can be the true reflectors of hope and love for a darkened humanity.
Prayer: Make me a bright vessel of your grace and love. May my walk with you bring the light of hope to others. Be pleased with my life. May your glory shine through me this day. Amen.