A Joyous Responsibility (1 Peter 2:9)
It is both humbling and awe-inspiring to think that God has chosen you to be His child. When you consider the fact that the Almighty has singled you out to serve Him in this world, it is almost too difficult to comprehend. Nevertheless, it is true that you are called by the Lord to be His.
While experiencing the joy associated with such exalted state of feeling, it is of vital importance that you do not lose sight of the responsibility which you now assume. You are an ambassador for Christ and, as such, people will judge the Christian faith by the manner in which you live your life. Any action on your part that is contrary to the teaching of Jesus will have an adverse effect upon His name - the name which He graciously allows you to hear. Just as God has called you out of darkness into light, so has He given to you the light of the world, the living Christ, to lead you through life. Follow Him in order to shed that light upon the path of others that they, too, may be led to the Lord.
Bro David Banda Yelulani (Banket, Zimbabwe)