1 Peter 2:9
"But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light."
I love this verse. For so many reasons.
I am chosen. Royal. Holy. I am for HIM. My reason for being is to proclaim the excellencies of Him. I was called OUT of darkness INTO his MARVELOUS light.
It's beautiful. It's the verse that the song "Marvelous Light" was written about. It's a victorious, freeing song. Every time I hear it I can picture myself at first in a heap, covered in rags, in the darkness. Then, as Christ died for me and released me from my sins and called me to be his own, in exchange for my rags, he gives me a beautiful white dress. And everywhere is white light. And I am running and dancing for Him. For He who called me out of the darkness is my everything. My Husband. My Lover. My Saviour. My Provider. My Protector. My Peace. My Grace.
I once was fatherless,
a stranger with no hope;
Your kindness wakened me,
Awakened me, from my sleep
Your love it beckons deeply,
a call to come and die.
By grace now I will come
And take this life, take your life.
Sin has lost it's power,
death has lost it's sting.
From the grave you've risen
Into marvelous light I'm running,
Out of darkness, out of shame.
By the cross you are the truth,
You are the life, you are the way
My dead heart now is beating,
My deepest stains now clean.
Your breath fills up my lungs.
Now I'm free. now I'm free!
Lift my hands and spin around,
See the light that I have found.
Oh the marvelous light
Lift my hands and spin
See the light within...
Sin has lost its power. Death has lost its sting. How I love to sing those lines. What a wonderful, powerful, amazing, totally undeserving thing that Christ has done for me. For me.
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