Peter opens his letter by describing his readers as “the elect sojourners of the dispersion”. This is a dual description of a singular people. In two words, “elect sojourners”, Peter establishes where they stand with God (chosen) and their place in the world (pilgrims). Tonight we will concentrate on what it means to be a pilgrim, sojourner, exile and stranger in the world we live in and the fact that those who are in Christ have not only been chosen for salvation, we have also been chosen to be pilgrims. God draws us close to Himself so that He can then scatter us to the world.