Pondering for Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Daily Office Readings for Wednesday of the 2nd Week of Easter: Year 2

Morning, Psalm 119:1-24; Evening,  Psalms 12, 13 and 14

Exodus 15:22 to16:101st Peter 2:1 to 10John 15:1 to11

“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 or Europeans.  All are included in the faith. But specifically he is talking about God 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 what we witness God doing 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 God’s 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 of faith 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.

I continue to call on all believers to help, aid and assist our brothers and sisters in Ukraine. I also don’t want us to forget our Russian brothers and sisters who do not agree with what their government is doing in Ukraine. Our race of faith is one of genuine God loving faith. It makes us different from non-believers, not different based on ethnicity or nationality, but because we are a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own people,in order that we may proclaim the mighty acts of him (Jesus), who called us out of darkness into God’s marvelous light.

As we listen to what the Spirit is saying to us, let us live to love, to serve, and to teach, while pondering anew what the Almighty can do. John

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