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1 Peter 2:9
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
People would have known in his day that the Apostle Peter had preached the first gospel message after Pentecost to the masses. He told the people that they were special. And so are we. In fact, “You’re Special.” That’s right. As followers of Jesus, you and I have been called out of darkness into God’s marvelous light.
When Peter wrote this letter, he probably could have counted in his mind the number of people who would possibly, in time, read it. He was writing to Christians throughout Asia Minor who had been dispersed out of Jerusalem and other places where the persecution of Christians had been severe. But Peter could only have dreamed that his letter might be read by maybe thousands of people at most. He could never have dreamed that in time this letter would be read by hundreds of millions throughout the ages! As he was crucified upside down, he may have wondered to himself if the letters he had written during his life had been lost or discarded. But as I write to YOU, over two thousand years later, of the words he wrote here in 1 Peter 2:9, it is my task this AM to remind you as our brother Peter first said to us, “You’re Special!”
Today I’m so grateful for the fact that Peter reminded me that I’m special in Your sight. I am overwhelmed with thanksgiving that you have called me out of the darkness of this world to live in YOUR LIGHT. That very fact makes me know “I’m Special” to you. Amen