Our True Identity

Who am I? This is the question that we all try to answer since our childhood. Maybe I will be an astronaut when I grow up. Or maybe a professional athlete. Or maybe married with many children.

There are many things that we can try to find our identity in: our jobs, families, relationships, bank account, houses, technology, social networks, and our appearance. The list can go on.

But when these things fail to meet our needs (and they will), the identity we tried to build up crumbles, and we are left with nothing. This is the problem with basing who we are on our own ideas and feelings.

The truth is that every single person was created in the image of God, both male and female. God formed you in the womb, spoke you into existence, and said that what He created was very good. He knew you as male and female from the beginning of time, and knew that each one of us would struggle to find our true identity.

In our fallen nature, we want to pursue anything but God. We want to reject the truth that He is God. And without Him acting first, we would be left to our own desires, disappointments, and eternal destruction.

But God, in His mercy, provides us another way. This is the very good news that Jesus Christ came proclaiming. He calls everyone to repent and believe in Him.

We must repent – realize that we are not God, and turn from our ways. We must believe – that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, died for your sins, has risen from the dead, and defeated death.

Only when you repent and believe in Christ will you receive forgiveness of sin and everlasting life. This is where you will find your true identity, which is eternal and will never fail you.

Repent and believe. Turn to Christ and be saved.

The Great Reunion

There is unique sweetness and warmth and fullness of joy that can only found in the moment two are reunited. Such as when a soldier that has been serving in another country comes back in a surprise to his wife and children. Such as when childhood friends see each other for the very first time in over a decade, and it is like they had never been separated. But when they are apart, they are anticipate that meeting. There is a longing for that moment of being reunited.

Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world. (John 17:24)

Jesus is in Heaven sitting at the right hand of the Father, and we are here on this earth. We are separated in a sense that we are not in the same place. But how comforting and amazing is it to know that our Savior desires us to be with him.

Jesus said to her, “Do not cling to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to my brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’” (John 20:17)

How hard would it have been for Mary not to embrace her Savior with her arms when He was standing in front of her in His glorified body. At that moment His work was not yet consummated until he ascended to the Father. Yet not just His Father, but our Father. `

He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus! (Revelation 22:20)

There will be a day that we will be reunited with our Savior Jesus Christ, together in the presence of our Heavenly Father, with all the children of God. His promise is true, and He is coming soon. And our desire is for Jesus to come soon, that we may celebrate the greatest reunion in all of history.