Daily Office Readings for Wednesday after the 2nd Sunday of Easter: Year 2
Psalm 119:1-24; Psalm 12, 13, 14 Exod. 15:22-16:10; 1 Pet. 2:1-10 John 15:1-11
“But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own people, in order that you may proclaim the mighty acts of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.” (1 Peter 2: 9)
When Peter says we are a chosen race he is not talking about Jews or Whites or Blacks or Asians or Hispanics. All are included. But specifically he is talking about believing humans. He is talking about those of us who have said that we believe and are in fact God’s people no matter how we are packaged. And we will proclaim God’s mighty acts of old, and of now.
How has God acted in your life? What good has happened in your life that is not easily explained outside of God’s mighty acts? God is all around us and God knows that when we, who believe, see something mysteriously happen, we know God is doing this work and it tickles us. When it happens we pause and say, “Thank you God,” and we chuckle to ourselves. It is in such ways that God calls us out of darkness into his marvelous light.
The Bible does not really end with the Revelation to John, at least not for the record of humanity’s relationship with God. We, you and I, are the continuation of the Living Bible. God still lives and will always live. And we are invited to join in the heavenly kingdom beyond the pages of scripture. Scripture will remain here for God’s own chosen race to continue to read and heed. There comes a time however when we leap from our earthly relationship to that all spiritual relationship into the full identity as a child of God in our Lord Jesus. He is the Way, the Truth and the Life. My beloved of the Lord, please do all in your power to live fully into a life of faith.
Let us hear what the Spirit is saying to and through the saints of God and then ponder anew what the Almighty can do. John