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1 Peter 2:9 (28.01.21)

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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.

If our house was ever flooded, what would I grab? As long as the family were safe, it would probably be my guitar. The two of us go back some way, she is precious to me, a friend. Sometimes we fall out, she won’t do what I want her to, and sometimes everything falls into place and we’re able to create a sound that is spot on, that expresses what is in my heart and soul at that moment. She is never just a thing, a lump of wood with wires threaded along it.
We are God’s special possession, precious to him, not as a thing but because of our friendship, what we mean to each other and what we can create together. What would he rescue? I know it would be us, because he’s already sent his Son to do just that…

Who are we that you should think of us, and yet you have taken us as your own and lavished your love upon us!

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