Chosen people

I got a letter from an international credit card company recently telling me that because of my high status and salary they are offering me the opportunity to have their credit card. Well, as a retired clergyman, it’s strange they should consider me one of Australia’s high flyers. However, the thing that really surprises me is that I actually considered taking it up. Eventually I worked out why. It was because they had inferred that I had been specially chosen – and that’s heady stuff.
And yet, that’s exactly what Jesus said of all those people who are committed to following him. ‘You have not chosen me,’ he said. ‘But I have chosen you, and appointed you to go and bring forth fruit.’ So let’s not underestimate ourselves. Financial high flyers or not, if we value this truth, in God’s sight we really are chosen people.

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