A voice came from the cloud, saying, “This is my Son, whom I have chosen; listen to him.”
This is God’s Son
What is an identity? Identity is the objective truth or fact of who a person is. It does not matter what a person thinks of himself or what other people think of that person, at the end of the day, a person’s identity remains fact. You are who you are. So, who are you?
The answer, believe it or not, is found in Jesus’ identity. You learn your own identity by understanding Jesus’ real identity from the true words of the Bible. You find who you really are in Jesus.
Look to that moment of his life when Jesus was on top of a mountain with his closest disciples, Peter, James, and John. There, before their eyes, Jesus’ face changed and became as bright and glorious as the sun, and his clothes were like a lightning flash. Then, the voice of God came from a cloud and said, “This is my Son, whom I have chosen, listen to him.”
Here we see Jesus’ identity as if we were looking at his driver’s license. Who is Jesus? He is God’s Son. If the bright sunshiny face is not enough to convince a person, then listen to God’s words. God cannot tell a lie, and before three witnesses he said, “This is my Son.” Who is Jesus? He is glorious. He is perfect. He is God’s chosen Son. He is loved by his heavenly Father, and so are you.
When you were baptized, the Bible tells us that you became united with Jesus. So, at the end of a day when people make you feel worthless by the way they treat you, remember who you are. At the end of the day, after you have committed such a terrible sin you think that God could never forgive you, remember who you are. At the end of the day, after the devil has been leading you to believe the lie that you are not good enough for God, remember who you are. You are a baptized child of God! You are glorious and perfect in God’s eyes. Your relationship with God is the same relationship God has with his dearly loved Son. That is who you are. That is your identity.
Prayer: My perfect God, you have given me my identity. I ask that you help me this week to live in a way that reflects my identity to others. Use me to bring others to faith in you so that they too may have the same identity I have. I ask this through Jesus, your dear Son. Amen.