Greetings In The Name of The Lord:
1 Peter 2:9 (NLT)
9 But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light.
Filmmaker Walt Disney was ruthless in cutting anything that got in the way of a story’s pacing. Ward Kimball, one of the animators for Snow White, recalls working 240 days on a 4 1/2 minute sequence in which the dwarfs made soup for Snow White and almost destroyed the kitchen in the process. Disney thought it was funny, but he decided the scene stopped the flow of the picture, so out it went. It appears Mr. Disney was a very picky man when it came to his films. Likewise, God is picky about who he choses. The good news is that God has chosen you! If you’re like me, you probably wonder if God is so picky why he chose me. You see, I know all of my shortcomings and failings. The idea that really blows my mind is that God knows all of these things too, and he chose me anyway! Peter tells us that we are a chosen people. The word translated chosen means “to pick or gather,” and when you combine that with people it indicates that God handpicked us from all the people in the world. Wow, you mean God knew all about me and still chose me from all the people in world? Yes, that’s what it means! It doesn’t matter what people think about us; not family, friends, co-workers, or even ourselves, because God has chosen us to be his people and a part of his family. That encourages me!