Friday, January 17, 2014

Cat With an Identity Problem

 “They will be called the Holy People, the Redeemed of the Lord…” Isaiah 62:12 (NIV)

Interesting animals abound at the home of my sister and her family. There are three dogs, two cats, three rabbits and a flock of show chickens.

Cid, a Tuxedo cat, is the most entertaining. He has no fear of the dogs who weigh up to sixty pounds more than he does. He has been known to box their ears and growl at them. He piles on top of the dogs to nap. 

Basically, Cid thinks he’s a dog.

When the dogs walk out the door for their morning constitutionals, they go in order of largest to smallest. Cid tries to bring up the rear and march out the door behind them. 

The problem is, Cid is not a dog. He’s a cat; able to climb fences, leave the property, and possibly be hurt by neighborhood dogs who believe that this little creature is a cat no matter what he thinks.

When we receive Jesus as our Lord and Savior our identity changes—we become members of the family of God. While we represent Him on the earth today, this is only a temporary home. Our eternal home is with our Lord in heaven.

As Christians, we need not be confused about who we are. The Bible reminds us that we belong to our God. He alone is our protector, provider, and King. We will find the most satisfaction and peace in life when we live as He wants us to live—as His children.

Lord, when we have doubts or the world tries to overwhelm us, help us to remember that we need not wonder who holds our destiny in His hands. It is the One who loves us the most.

© Christy Struben 2013

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