Today, being Halloween is a perfect day to be pondering our true identity. Tonight there will be literally thousands of children dressed up as various ghosts and goblins and trick or treating throughout. Not one of us is fooled by these costumes. Also, when an actor or actress plays a role, we know that is not really who they are. Shouldn’t we be alert to this when talking with our sisters and brothers? Even if there is arrogance, pride or hatefulness present; shouldn’t we see the Truth? That is not their true identity any more than the costumes on the children depicting their identity.
Acts 17:27-28 states “God did this so that men would seek Him and perhaps reach out for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us. ‘For in Him we live and move and have our being.’ As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are His offspring.'” Some of us are not aware of who we are, but we still are made in His image and likeness and this does not change simply because we do not recognize the Truth!