DEAR HEAVENLY FATHER,
Help us to remember
that we are strangers
and aliens in this world
and to stay away
from the sinful desires
that war against our souls.
We’ll close just like Peter closed his letters — with a highly motivational call to action based on one simple fact: it’s later than it’s ever been.
Here’s a selection from Peter’s first letter:
Here’s today’s selection. We’ve talked about this before here on GUWG but it’s a great reminder of who we REALLY are.
Dear friends, I urge you as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul.
(1 Peter 2:11)
Aliens? Think about it. We believe that:
I love Peter. The Gospels portray him as painfully human. He’s a man of action. He blurts things out without thinking. He bumbles around and bungles things but keeps coming back to Jesus, who always forgives him and welcomes him back with open arms.
In short, he’s a lot like me.