As a Christian, you have an identity in Christ. You are His chosen people. 1 Peter 2:9 says, “But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light.” God set you apart and called you His people, royal priests, a holy nation.
You are God’s very own possession. He bought you with the blood of Christ. He values you and loves you more than anything. Have you ever had something that you dearly loved? A prized possession? How did you care for it? When I was young, I had a trunk of my father’s possessions. He showed horses so it included ribbons, trophies, and some of his toy horses from his childhood. I would get each one out and unwrap the paper from it, admire them, and then wrap each one up and put it away. I made sure I handled them with care so nothing would happen to them. This is how God cares for us, but even more! He is a good Father who handles each of us with care.
In the same way that God handles us, so we should handle others. We should care for them and love them so they see the love of God in our lives. God sees us as His prized possession, so we should see others. We are the light of the world.