Today's reading: 2 Peter 1
Simeon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have received a faith as precious as ours through the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ.... 2 Peter 1:1 NRSV
Your faith is as precious as the faith of the original disciples.
Can you imagine that? Your faith is just as precious in God's sight as the faith of Simon Peter - the one whom Christ himself asked to lead the church.
Peter was special. Even when he denied his best friend and teacher, Peter was still the recipient of the authority of the risen Christ. Peter was a personal witness. Peter was a leader and received the Holy Spirit on Pentecost. Peter was exceptional, loved, lauded and given much power by God.
And you are no less special, exceptional, loved, lauded and powerful.
Your faith is no less wonderful in God's sight.
You may think Peter is going to be interviewing you at the pearly gates but I think you will simply be seated next to him at the heavenly banquet. And what a celebration that will be!
Don't waste any of that precious faith you have. It is special -- and so are you!
God, I thank you for every one who reads my thoughts today. They are indeed precious, honored and loved in your sight. In Jesus' name. Amen.
Copyright 2010 Amelia G. Sims