Friday, December 11, 2009

God has his eye on you and thats a good thing


(Peter) .. writing to exiles scattered to the four winds. Not one is missing, not one forgotten. God the Father has his eye on each of you, and has determined by the work of the Spirit to keep you obedient through the sacrifice of Jesus. May everything good from God be yours!- 1 Peter 1 v 1 - 2

Peter wrote this letter to followers of Jesus that were scattered all over what is now know as Turkey. Most of them far away from the great cities we equate with great Christian churches like Jerusalem, Antioch and Rome. It was not even written to a particular church but individual believers looking to live out their normal lives in the light of their saviour Jesus.

We don't know their names, but we do know by reading this letter they faced verbal abuse and discrimination for their belief in Jesus. Not necessarily organised by the great Roman empire but by ordinary people who lived next door.

To these people and to us God says: Not one is missing, not one forgotten. God the Father has his eye on each of you.

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