Do you run?
I used to. I even fell down and hurt myself while running. Got a stress fracture in my leg while running. And then had to stop because of my back pain. It became a habit and I miss it terribly. But before I even started “running”, I was running.
I bet most of you run too!
You run here to pick this up or drop that off. You run “right quick” to see someone. You probably even “run around like a chicken with it’s head cut off.”
See..told you that you run…wink wink!
But did you know that we are chosen to run?
Now for those of you who do not like to run for exercise, this concept may seem a bit foreign. Even for those of us who like to run…I don’t think the majority of us could say that we are “chosen” for it.
But we are….Read with me 1 Peter 2:9-10
“But God chose you to be his people. You are royal priests. You are a holy nation. You are God’s special treasure. You are all these things so that you can give him praise. God brought you out of darkness into His wonderful Light. Once you were not a people. But now you are the people of God. Once you had not received mercy. But now you have received mercy.”
God has chosen us as His people. We are called to come to Him….not run past Him “right quick”, run to Him to drop something off, or run around Him like a chicken with it’s head cut off…but we are to run to Him with the idea of remaining.
We are to come to Jesus with the idea of remaining.
We should be running out of the darkness of this world and into His light! His wonderful, marvelous light! For when we are in His light, we become light ourselves. We bring praise to Him for all that He has done and we leave all the things that we do wrong behind. Sin no longer has a hold on us and we are free!
So, I ask you again…do you run?
Do you know that you have been chosen to run?
I sure hope so, but I hope that it is with the idea of making it a habit.
Let your light shine!
For further study about the Chosen Stone and His Chosen people and how we can be not only runners but solid runners, I encouraged you to read 1 Peter 2:4-10.