The apostle Peter wrote in the 1st chapter of his first letter, that the prophets of ancient days had sought eagerly to see the day when Messiah would come and usher in this “New Way” of living that we are now privileged to experience. Isn’t it sad that so many of us take the gift—that we assume we have—so for granted?
In our read today, we see how Peter described some "earmarks" of the Faith. The Promise, for most comes slowly, with their commitment by faith in what Christ promised to do. Some people however, are suddenly transformed…like—overnight! These folks especially need the nurturing and support of their new "family" of believers. If you're not sure you are a part of the eternal Family of God, today is the best day to get that taken care of!
We'll go to John, chapter 3 and see a very religious, savvy, teacher of Scripture who comes to Jesus—by night—to see what it is that's missing in his life. The description and instructions that Jesus gave him, amount to the same prescription for us today: "You must be born again!" Once you're born of the Spirit, this world is no longer your home. You can make this decision right now…Jesus is still changing lives today, and He wants to change yours!
"Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when Christ shall appear, we shall be like Him; for we shall see Him as He is." —1 John 3:2
We Love You in Christ,
Sally & Terry