Theme for the Day: Together…we are called to be saints
Scripture Readings: Exodus 19:3-8; Psalm 95:1-7; 1 Peter 2:9-10; Matthew 12:46-50
Together, we who call upon the name of the Lord are called to be saints “sanctified
in Christ Jesus” (1 Cor 1:2). In Exodus, this gathering together of God’s people is
described as a treasured possession, a priestly kingdom and a holy nation.
In 1 Peter, our membership in this communion of saints is understood to come as a
result of God calling us together as a chosen race, a royal priesthood, God’s own
people. With this calling comes a shared mandate to proclaim the mighty acts of
God that drew us out of darkness and into God’s light.
Furthermore, we discover in Matthew that as a communion of saints, our oneness
in Jesus is to extend beyond our family, clan, or class as together we pray for unity
and seek to do the will of God.
What does the term “communion of saints” mean for you or for your church
In what ways does our calling to be a “holy nation” compel us to go beyond our
local Christian setting?
Merciful God, together with all those who call on the name of the Lord, in our
brokenness we hear your call to be saints. Yet you have made us a chosen race, a
royal priesthood, a holy nation. By the power of your Holy Spirit, draw us together
in the communion of saints and strengthen us to do your will and to proclaim the
mighty acts of Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.