Rising Joy, by Vicki Matheny
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people of his own, so that you may proclaim the virtues of the one who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. You once were not a people, but now you are God’s people. You were shown no mercy, but now you have received mercy. 1 Peter 2.9-10
So many people feel unimportant. They feel they have no purpose in this life and often give up on living.
Peter describes a beautiful picture of God’s people. It states who we are and what our purpose is. We are a chosen race. God chose obedience as the door for his people to enter. Not everyone is a child of God, for only those who have met the conditions can claim that distinction.
We are a royal priesthood and a holy nation. We are separated or set apart from the world. Those who have entered into Jesus Christ and become a part of his body make up his people.
But perhaps the most important thing of all is that we have a purpose. We are to proclaim the virtues of God. We are to share our path to the light to act as a guide for those who are still engulfed in the same darkness from which we have been called out. We are important. You are important. You have a purpose. Are you fulfilling it?