For decades, identification papers have been standard the world over. Often a driver’s license is all that is required. But India has now gone a step further and is giving everyone a unique identification number which is permanent. When we sincerely recognize our spiritual poverty (since all have sinned) and invite Christ into our lives He gives us our identification papers. I know that because John, in his gospel wrote, “ …as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name.” we then receive forgiveness, cleansing, and assurance that we are, indeed identified as part of His family. Later John wrote, “my sheep hear my voice, and I know them and they follow me. I give them eternal life and they shall never perish.” That’s an identification worth having.
Pastor Alex Rockwell