"You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light." 1 Peter 2:9
"you are...holy to the
Lord your God. Out of all the peoples on the face of the earth, the Lord
has chosen you to be his treasured possession."
Everybody's a celebrity in someone's
eyes. The high-profile, obvious ones might be athletes, olympians,
singers, or movie stars. It could be a parent to a young child, or
perhaps an older sibling. Maybe a student would have a teacher who
filled that role, or a ball player, a coach.
Perhaps someone you don't even know thinks of you as some
sort of celebrity. Your smile might light up the day for a weary
check-out person at the market, and buoy up his outlook. Or the elderly
receptionist handling the front desk in the office may think of you as a
celebrity-type, because each day you take an interest and ask how the
family's doing. Or maybe you are the only person in months who has
thanked the hardworking person who's cleaning the turnpike restroom, and
to her you might have celebrity status.
Whether you're aware of
it or not, you're a celebrity in God's eyes: He made you ("Then God
said, ‘Let us make man in our image'....God blessed them” Genesis
He loves you ("the Father himself loves you”
John 16:27; "To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by
his blood, and has made us to be a kingdom and priests” Revelation
And, you are
always on His mind ("I would not forget you! See, I have written
your name on the palms of my hands” Isaiah 49 15,16).
your celebrity status today. Walk in it, knowing that in Somebody's
eyes, you are just that, a celebrity.
That's good news.