"You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light."
(1 Peter 2:9)
"You are...holy to the Lord your God. Out of all the peoples on the
face of the earth, the Lord has chosen you to be his treasured
possession." (Deuteronomy 14:2)
Everybody's a celebrity in somebody's eyes. The high-profile, obvious
ones might be athletes, olympians, singers, or movie stars. It could be
a mom or dad to a young child, or perhaps an older sibling. Maybe a
student would have a teacher who filled that role, or a ball player, a
Perhaps someone you don't even know thinks of you as some sort of
celebrity. Your smile might light up the day for a weary check-out
person at the market, and buoy up his outlook. Or the elderly
receptionist handling the front desk in the office may think of you as a
celebrity-type, because each day you take an interest and ask how the
family's doing. Or maybe you are the only person in months who has
thanked the hardworking person who's cleaning the turnpike restroom, and
to her you might have celebrity status.
Whether you're aware of it or not, you're a celebrity in God's eyes.
He made you: "Then God said, 'Let us make man in our image'...God
blessed them" (Genesis 1:26,28)
He loves you: "The Father Himself loves you." (John 16:27);
"To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood,
and has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve his God and
Father-to him be glory and power for ever and ever! Amen"
He paid a high price to have a relationship with you (see
1 Cor. 7:23) And, you are always on His mind: "I would not
forget you! See, I have written your name on the palms of my hands."
((Isaiah 49 15,16)
Enjoy your celebrity status today. Walk in it, knowing that in
Somebody's eyes, you are just that, a celebrity.
That's good news.
Sally I. Kennedy