St. John's Lutheran
God Chose Us!
1 Corinthians 1:26 New International Version
26 Brothers and sisters, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth.
Wednesday - August 31
We live in a world where a person is defined by what they do. If we meet someone new in a social situation one of the first “get to know you” questions we ask is: “What do you do?” In school we earn a spot on the basketball team or earn first chair in band. But that is not how God works. God stands on the playground “choosing” his team and he starts by choosing the people that no one else would. He chooses the poor in spirit, those who mourn, the meek, those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, the merciful, the pure in heart, the peacemakers, and the persecuted. God chooses sinners like the Apostle Paul who once attacked Christians. God chose us to bear His name, preach the Gospel and love all people.