By Evangelist Uche
Melvin, a slave, distinguished himself by not taking part in the lewd jokes, blatant sexual immorality and chronic alcoholism that defined his colleagues. Vices they resorted to in order to numb the poverty, despair, lack of self-esteem and suffering that made up their human experience. You see, his dad was a King back home. Melvin was versed in the decorum and dignity of the palace. He knew the ways of Kings, and his daddy had great expectations of him. He was aware of his identity: “child of a King”.
What You Do – A young Jesus was questioning the scribes of the day and schooling them in theology. He was no ordinary child and knew instinctively, where he was supposed to be. Not in the playground playing pranks, or even in the caravan headed home, but in the temple dissecting God’s word. Jesus was perplexed that his mom couldn’t place intuitively, that He must be about His father’s business. He was fully aware of His identity: “child of the King.
Who You Are – You are not a thief, an adulterer, a lazy worker, a proud villain nor a covetous being – does not matter how many times the devil suggests otherwise. Here is your identity. You are chosen, a royal priesthood, holy and peculiar. You are born again, baptized into His body through His spirit. I know you’ve done bad things, but that does not define who you are. Your Father in heaven defines you, return to Him today and take your rightful place as: “child of the King”.
But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light; – 1 Peter 2:9