But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for His possession, so that you may proclaim the praises of the One who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. 1 Peter 2:9
Race. Race can be a tricky topic and word these days. Simply put, a “race” is a group of people sharing the same culture, history, language, etc., a population within a species that is distinct in some way, and a group of people descended from a common ancestor.
So, no matter what your skin color, no matter what the state of your heart, the stack of sins you have committed or the internal demons you fight. If you are a Christ follower, we are from the same race. That’s right! You. You and me. Even if I have a head of blond curly hair and you have dark straight hair. Even if I’m pasty white and you are beautifully tan. We are one race. When we decide to follow Christ Jesus, He is there waiting to open the door and give us access to all His love, blessings and forgiveness. He desires to make us part of His holy and royal family. No questions asked. We are daughters and sons of a King. We are family. Family with the greatest King who has ever been and will be.
It’s only in Christ we can stand in this holy, chosen and royal position. He is calling us out of the darkness that roams in this world so that we may bask in His glorious light. His loving, healing, eternal light. He will never force you to choose His way, His path or His light, but He will always be there waiting if you decide to become a part of His royal family.
So today, put on your crown and wear it with honor and love – not pride and condemnation. Live your life through Christ’s ways so that His light shines so brightly in you that you become one of His many faces in this dark place until we are all called home to be together as one. Embrace the
Embrace the sacrifice He made for you on the cross as we look forward to celebrating Easter this weekend.
Many hugs, Allison