Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Star of the Day

You've probably seen this passage before in 1 Peter 1:10-12:
Concerning this salvation, the prophets who prophesied about the grace that was to be yours searched and inquired carefully, inquiring what person or time the Spirit of Christ in them was indicating when he predicted the sufferings of Christ and the subsequent glories. It was revealed to them that they were serving not themselves but you, in the things that have now been announced to you through those who preached the good news to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven, things into which angels long to look. (ESV)
This is pretty incredible. To think that the prophets longed to know more about salvation and the angels are still longing to understand salvation. But we get to see and experience it fully. Amazing.

My daughter Sydney is in preschool and they have something called "Star of the Day." So every month or so Sydney gets to be the "Star," which means it's her day. She gets to bring a mystery bag item (think show and tell, but with some intense 5 year-old mystery). She gets to be first in line. She gets to bring snacks. She gets to sit in a special spot on the carpet. On this day, it's all about her. She gets to experience full attention.

Living on this side of the cross, it's like we're the Star of the Day everyday. Not that there is anything in us that inherently deserves this treatment, but because of Jesus' coming, dying, and resurrecting God treats us with unmerited favor. Unmerited favor in its fullness, things into which angels long to look.

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