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What does it mean to you to be chosen? Do you remember being chosen to be in the class play, or to bat first on the softball team? Maybe your class project won a prize. It could be that your abilities and desire to serve caused you to be chosen to head up a committee, or lead a ministry in the church.

It feels good to be chosen to be someone’s friend. There is something about that word “chosen” that causes us to think about being valuable and needed and having a quality that is special to another person. It singles us out and gives us a chance to feel good about ourselves and what we have to offer to God and to others.

In 1 Peter 2:1-10, we find some interesting metaphors to describe Christians and their relationship with God. Peter uses words like “chosen race,” “holy and royal priesthood,” “living stones” and “God’s possessions” to describe the members of the early church family. Peter is trying to tell those folks how valuable they are in God’s eyes. How once they were “nobody” but now they are “somebody,” not by anything they had done, but because of the mercy of God through the saving action of Jesus Christ.

Because of what Jesus can do in my life and yours, we can go from being a “nobody” to a “somebody.” Not in a prideful, better-than-anyone-else attitude, but in a life-changing way that makes us different.

Once a person has allowed Jesus to be Lord of his/her life, there is a pronounced difference in the way that person looks, thinks and acts. There is an outward change in attitude and spirit — a change that reflects a deeper heart change. Knowing that we have been chosen, knowing that we have accepted our “chosen-ness,” gives us confidence and assurance that we did not have before.

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Medford, Oregon 97501

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