“Hi Jon, this is Jane Doe, the driver of the car accident’s mother…..”
I received this voicemail a few weeks after a tragic car accident involving teenagers in my community a few years ago.
I called her back and told her that her identity is not the driver of the car accidents mother and her son is not the driver of the car accident.
He is God’s masterpiece.
He is God’s perfect creation.
He is a son.
He is being transformed into Christ’s image with ever increasing glory.
He is God’s beloved.
We experience a daily barrage of people and events that try to define us. Some identities we like and some we don’t but either way you are more than those identities.
We must steadfastly and doggedly reject other identities.
We must relentlessly remind each other of our true identity as God’s beloved.