Hi, this is Justin Frazier, Associate Pastor at Cottonwood Creek Baptist Church with your Inspirational thought of the day.
America is fascinated with fairy tales. From Cinderella to Aladdin, Walt Disney has made a lot of movies (and money) bringing these magical stories to life. There is just something about those “rags to riches” stories that captures the heart and imagination in each of us.
When you stop to think about it, that is really our story as Christians as well. We are: sinners saved by grace, ungodly rescued by a Holy God, and guilty and condemned shown mercy and justified before the righteous judge. But the story does not end there.
1 Peter 2:9 says “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.”
Did you catch that? You are now “a royal priesthood!” The ultimate rags to riches story in the history of the world! The truth is that each of us, when we place our faith and trust in Jesus Christ, receives a noble calling… royal priests proclaiming the Good News about Christ!
I wonder if Disney will ever make a movie about the ultimate rags to riches story? Probably not, because let’s face it – it’s just too unbelievable, and that is unfortunate because faith in Christ is the one place where dreams really do come true!
So, I guess it’s up to us to spread the Good News…
Have a blessed day!