2 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!
We heard the scratching sounds coming from just outside the tent. We fearfully listened wondering what terrible beast could be there for a minute or so. Finally I opened the tent flap and shone the flashlight in the direction of the noise. There frozen for a moment was the cutest face of an adorable thieving raccoon. Realizing that the gig was up he scampered off to the safety of the dark woods.
Just as our raccoon ran away so we sometimes run from instead of to the light because we forget what we are created for. God’s light isn’t just shining so he can catch us in our sin. God is calling us out of our dark selfish world into His. In our world we are nobody but in his we are a chosen people. In our minds we feel unclean like the lepers of Bible days, but in him we are a holy nation. We are told daily that we have value only if we succeed, but God calls us a special possession. But all of these gifts are given not so we can hide them in the corner but that we can tell others about His wonderful light!