Saturday, January 9
Dawn is Coming
Choose today to rest and reflect. The image of a night sky before the sunrise speaks of the tension between present darkness and future hope. As Christians, we live in the “already, but not yet”; the space between; the darkness before the dawn.
In this space, it is so easy for us to lose hope, and the Christians Peter wrote this letter to knew that feeling front to back. Their houses were burned, their friends were being killed, and their reputation was all but disintegrated. Knowing this, Peter didn’t try to rally them with ‘three ways to keep your chin up.’ Instead, he reminded them of their inheritance (1:4). He reminded them that, like fire tested the purity of gold, their faith was being tested and purified in the fires of difficulty.
No matter what you’re up against today, whether raging fire or deepest darkness, remember that Jesus died to secure for you the sunrise of salvation. Eyes up, dawn is coming.