We can claim to be anything we like, but claiming to be Superman doesn’t make me a superhero with a cape. Claiming to play for Liverpool won’t fool anyone, even if I’m wearing their kit!
Making all these claims about who we are, and what we’ve done, and how much we have, is something we so often do. And most of the time it’s because we want to impress. And throwing all these claims out into cyberspace is safe. So many of our “friends” on Facebook and Twitter don’t even really know us. So it’s easy to make claims that we don’t need to back up.
But here’s the thing… “Claims need proof to make them valid.”
There are 3 things that I’m pretty sure of:
- I’d like to be Superman, but I’m not, so there’s no need to pretend I am.
- I can only dream of playing for Liverpool, but I’m too old now, so why pretend to be someone I’m not?
- I don’t need to claim to be anyone I’m not, because I don’t need to impress anyone or lie to myself.
Something that I do claim without any shame, is that I am a Child of the One True King! And I can back that up! I was once a huge mess. My life was spinning out of control and I hit rock bottom so hard. But there in the gutters of life, Jesus stretched out His hand and lifted me out of the muck. He died for me, forgave my sins and set me free. I didn’t need to fix myself up before coming to God. I called to Him and He met me where I was. Right there in the filth. Now He is renewing me day after day. Being His Child is more precious than any other claim I can make. Way better than being Superman!
It’s real and it’s mind-blowing to think that God, who created this massive universe, cares about a tiny human being like you and me, but He does and the proof is The Cross!
He loves you more than you can ever imagine. Believe it, accept it and claim it.
Have a blessed day!