Friends of ours were notified last night that their two daughters (23/25), who are backpacking it in Europe, lost money and ID’s by theft. Obviously they were quite upset. One of them, after only a three days of a three week trip, wanted to come home. They were going nowhere without ID. I hope by the time this blog posts they have been favored by the embassy and are off for more sister adventures.
Their predicament made me realize something today. I may have lost my ID too for a bit. Kind of like losin’ your groove. However, the more I ponder this- the bigger the smile on my face today. The ONLY identity I have is Christ. My ID isn’t what I DO, or a piece of paper, it’s WHO I am in Christ. And the more I think about grace, mercy, adoption, forgiveness, companionship… the BIGGER the smile.
Don’t lose your ID. Being a ministry leader, or an influencer, in charge of anything at church really doesn’t mean anything in comparison to WHO we are in Christ. All else fades compared to Him. Selah.