Certain Hope for Sojourners – 1 Peter 1:1-2
1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ,
To those who reside as strangers, scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, who are chosen 2 according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, by the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to obey Jesus Christ and be sprinkled with His blood: May grace and peace be multiplied to you.
God made Christians sojourners and gave us certain hope. Sojourners are travelers, not residents. Our home is now in Heaven, but God has left us here to make Him known. Our sojourning is not a surprise. And its not an accident.
We are sojourners by His design and purposes and anchored by our certain, sure, and enduring hope.