“Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ,To God’s elect, exiles, scattered throughout the provinces of Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia and Bithynia, 2 who have been chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to be obedient to Jesus Christ and sprinkled with his blood: Grace and peace be yours in abundance.” NIV
There are mysteries to face in Christianity. In fact, there are many of them. Although our minds may find it hard to grasp all that is entailed in being ‘’…God’s elect…chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father…’’ our hearts can surely rest in the confidence it brings, and the sense of security it engenders. God has no unwanted children. There are no un-planned ‘births’ into the Kingdom. If someone is born again it is by Divine design.
Similarly, who can ever fully comprehend the doctrine of they Trinity? This is the truth that there is one God who exists eternally in three distinct Persons – the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Today, I don’t ask you to understand or explain it (if you could explain God would He be God?); I just encourage you to enjoy it. Delight in the fact that you have been brought into a relationship with each member of the Godhead. Revel in the knowledge. If you do, it will surely bring ‘abundant’ ‘’Grace and peace…’’ into your life.
‘Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy Him forever.’ (Westminster Shorter Catechism).
PRAYER: Almighty God, at a time when there is understandable fear in the air, I pray for myself, and for all my brothers and sisters in Christ, that our lives may be full of your grace and peace – that peace which is beyond explaining or understanding. I thank you that you have chosen to bring me into a friendship with the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. It is a privilege beyond any words.