Holiness- It's Good News!
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. I Peter 2:9
Many times when we hear the word holy we think: good, morally upright, people who don’t do bad stuff, or various other things along these lines.
But did you know all it really means is “different”?
The deeper connotation means “dedicated to.”
These days there are many things competing for our time and attention and energy, which raises some questions for us: What are you dedicated to? What is pursuing you for your time and attention?
As we get ready for the fall, this is going to be a weird one, just like everything else this year! So, I hope this is a good reminder for us: you are different, holy, royal, chosen, special!
Which is good news for us, and for our world (check out the second part of that verse: “that you may declare”).
This is the journey that lies ahead for us: what does it mean to be different, counter cultural, dedicated to God’s kingdom, and his mission in our broken world?
That’s called a teaser =)
In the meantime, we have 3 days left for 2020’s Backpack Drive. There is still time to drop off supplies (Wednesday through Friday 8:30-4:00 and Saturday 9 am-12 pm)!
Finally, sign up for our next Church in the Park(sss) here (August 30th).
Grace and peace,