Words from the Heart for Saturday December 12th, 2020

But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.

1 Peter 2:9 (NKJV)

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Marvelous Light

The transmission of power in Saskatchewan was almost wholly confined to a few urban centres until the late 1940s. Prince Albert was the first community in the province to install an electrical power plant in 1890. By 1926, 114 Saskatchewan communities were served with electricity by private individuals, small companies, and municipalities. Major private power companies were established in the late 1920s. On January 18, 1929, the Power Commission Act created the Saskatchewan Power Commission. It recognized the difficulty of adequately supplying a thinly distributed population.

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Who are you? You could probably answer that question in a myriad of ways – a mom, a son, an uncle, an employee, a homemaker, a member of a club, or a team, or a church. You are a Christian. I pray you are that. If you are, Peter teaches us in 1 Peter 2:5-9 that this makes you a variety of things. He writes: “But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.” This is one of my favourite verses in the Bible. We who know Jesus too easily fall back into the mud and muck that marked our lives before we were redeemed. So, Peter reminds us of who we are, and by so doing encourages us to stand firm in who we are in Jesus. More than that, He reminds us that as God’s special people, we are called to praise Him. Why? Because He has called us from darkness into His marvelous light. Have you noticed lately how marvelous it is to walk in the light?

These have been words from the heart.
Bob Beasley