“Therefore, as God’s chosen people,
holy and dearly loved”
Our new life in Christ grows from this truth – we are “God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved.”
It must live at the heart of our lives. We are chosen, we are set apart and, of paramount importance, we are dearly loved by the Lord God Almighty Himself.
In this love of God, and within our relationship with Him, is our healing, fulfilment and completion. It is because of this that we can bear with pain, suffering and rejection – and even the hurt caused by other Christians. God, in Christ, is our Life. From this centre we grow, develop and bear fruit.
It is not enough to read it and pass on. To become meaningful it must be noted, personalized and prayed into life within us. It is a seed to be planted intentionally, watered with our prayers, warmed by our thoughts and contemplation, and strengthened by our acceptance and trust. This should continue – not just until this great Love has burst into flower within us but forever after as well.
God gives – let me receive
Father thank You so very much for Your great love – not just for the world but for me too. Help me to open myself to receive, recognise and respond to Your love and to live within it, in Jesus name, Amen.