To the church of God that is in Corinth, to those who are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, together with all those who in every place call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both their Lord and ours. 1 Cor. 1:2
It seems that as Christian people we sometimes question our call. Where are we to be? What shall we be doing for God? One of the wonderful truths God’s word reveals to us is that as his children we do in fact have a common call. We are “called” to be his children in faith. We are called to be saints,” with all who in every place call on the name of the Lord! We will celebrate this truth on November 6th, which is the historic, All Saints Day. Saints are “holy ones,” that is, people who are set apart for special use by and for King Jesus. It is Jesus’ giving of his life to us that have cleansed us, set us apart and given us this sainthood through faith! What’s more, this sainthood in our Savior is a gift we celebrate on this day and every day. Later, we will round out the month of November as we gather on Sunday, November 20th to celebrate Christ the King Sunday! Let us thank our God for the sainted place of faith we have been called to in Jesus, our Savior. Thanks also to God for that coming day when as saints of the Savior he calls us to ever live in the presence of our God and King!