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by | Apr 9, 2020 | Example

1 Peter 2:9 “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light.” NIV The Website Build Your Own Website, was being offered by our local college and I decided to attend. I didn’t want to build a website for myself but I thought it would be a great idea for our local Hardware/General store to have one. So I texted my boss to see how she felt about it and she promptly replied: You go girl!

A website would allow us to showcase the store’s various departments and sales as well as Seasonal goods through write ups and pictures. It would also highlight, for both tourists and locals, the hours of operation and contact information for both the store and the Post Office, which has recently relocated to the store’s premises.

As I considered the benefits such a website could be I thought how in many ways God’s people are much like a website for Him. As verse 10 in 1 Peter states: “Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.”

God in His goodness, through Christ Jesus has opened up the way for all who willingly and truly accept His offer to become a whole race of new people, a chosen people belonging to Him. A people who now have their heritage established in the Kingdom of His wonderful light: a light which indwells us and enables us through faith, discipline and obedience to live lives that declare the praises of Him who called us out of the darkness of sin, despair, hopeless, and eternal separation. We are God’s showcase. The actions of our lives should be a picture to others of just what His love and the healing power of His forgiveness are able to do within and amidst our human failings and weaknesses. And through the power of our words we have the marvelous opportunity to write and verbally share His contact information, how others can also come to personally know and enjoy fellowship with Him now and forever.

So the next time you are browsing someone’s website on your computer, remember you are Someone’s website too and through you, He wants to tell the world about Himself.

Prayer: Father God thank you that in Christ we are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a hold nation, a people belonging to You, that we may declare the praises of Him who called us out of darkness into His wonderful light. And may we do just that. In Jesus’ name we ask. Amen.

Lynne Phipps Atlin, B.C.


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