Who are you? How do you identify yourself? When someone asks this question, what do you say? Do you talk about your job? Your family life? Your positional standing with another person? When you think about you in the core of your being, how would you answer this question? When all the trimmings and "trappings" of life are stripped away from your being, who are you?
We are all passing through this world. This is not the goal. This is not the objective. And this is certainly not our home. This is temporary. What is not temporary, however, is our standing before the Lord Himself. Before the Lord, we are children of the most high. Hold onto that for a minute. Think on it. Dwell on it. Children of the most high. Sons and daughters of God. Outside of the context of Scripture, it sounds crazy, doesn't it? It sounds like we're reading a fantasy novel. But when accepted as Truth, it provides an identity that so far surpasses anything we could possibly identify with that nothing else is needed.
Temporarily, we might be mothers or fathers, teachers or office workers, single or engaged. But there will come a day when every one of those identities are stripped and we are no longer bound by the restrictions of title or role. We will be perfect, whole, and complete. We will live in perfection before the Lord we serve. We will walk in fullness and newness of life, the Lord having completed the good work He has begun in us. And what a great and glorious day that will be! But our identity as His children is not only for then - that identity is for now! No matter what else we are, we are His. That is our identity. That is who we are. We are His.