I wanted to share again the text, with which we started our worship last Sunday. In his first letter, the Apostle Peter wrote:
‘All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is by his great mercy that we have been born again, because God raised Jesus Christ from the dead. Now we live with great expectation, and we have a priceless inheritance—an inheritance that is kept in heaven for you, pure and undefiled, beyond the reach of change and decay. And through your faith, God is protecting you by his power until you receive this salvation, which is ready to be revealed on the last day for all to see.’ (1 Peter 1:3-5)
Given the state of play in our nation, it is easy to get despondent. However, Peter writes to those believers, scattered by persecution, that they ought to live with ‘great expectation’. It is evident throughout his letter, that Peter believes that his brothers and sisters have much to celebrate in the present. However, here he reminds them of that which is more glorious and which is yet to come. He reminds them of their eternal inheritance, secured by the very power of God.
I want to encourage each of you to take this great assurance to heart. To live today, irrespective of its struggles, excited and expectant of what tomorrow holds!
Yours and His, Gareth