“‘I have made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.’” Acts 13:47
Paul is quoting here an old prophecy from Isaiah 49:6. In Jesus, God has fulfilled all the promises he gave to Israel! God promised already to Abraham that through him the whole world would be blessed. It`s amazing to hear these words from Paul, who used to be a nationalistic Jew looking down at gentiles.
Like the Jewish nation, we too can be so caught up with ourselves! But as with the Jewish nation God has not blessed us to keep HIS blessing. But HE has blessed us to give HIS blessing away to other people around us. HE has called us to be joyful servants who bring the Good News of forgiveness and reconciliation with God and people to all who want to hear it.
Thank you, Lord, for today! Thank you that you have loved not only the Jews or me but that you indeed love every single person I will meet today. Thank you for living in me and for using me today! Let YOUR light shine through me today! Amen.