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1 Peter 2:9 (25.01.21)

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Who Am I?
On Sunday David led us on a reflection on the question ‘Who am I?’ This week we’re going to continue that, through meditating on 1 Peter 2:9, where Peter explores different facets of our identity.

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.

For many, the childhood dread of lining up for PE whilst two captains pick sides, may still be fresh many years on. That fear of not being popular enough or good enough lingers in adulthood. Do people really like me, or appreciate me, or are they simply tolerating me? I can’t speak for others, but I can speak for God. God, Peter tells us, has chosen us, has chosen you. We are those he wants to be in his team, to be his people. You have been selected because he wants you with him. If you still doubt that, look to the Cross and the gift of the Spirit within you – God could do no more to show you what you mean to him.

Thank you for choosing me.

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