But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; for you once were not a people, but now you are the people of God; you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy. 1 Peter 2:9
When people hear the invitation to follow Jesus, they must wonder “What’s in it for me?” If they only knew! When we believe in Jesus Christ and put our faith and trust in Him, we become part of something amazing… we belong to Him, our citizenship changes (a new nation), and we find out we are a chosen generation (people who were born at a time to know the Savior of the World). This is pretty incredible when you really think about it. Never before was this possible, until Jesus came into the world. All of this was a reflection of God dispensing His mercy.
Am I aware of all that is mine in Christ? Does my life reflect it?
God, You have made so much available in my salvation. Thank you for choosing me. I am grateful. Help me walk in the confidence that comes knowing Your mercy has been expressed with me in mind. Your love is profound and far-reaching. This Easter weekend, I will celebrate Jesus and Your amazing redemptive plan for the world. I pray many in my family and circle of friends do the same. Bless them as you have me.