Wonderful prayers and songs, rare words, and Holy Communion were the main parts of the final worship service for students of the program, “Mission work with children and adults.” Students were reminded of their identity which had been given them by Jesus Christ.
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Who am I? What is my identity? We can certainly tell that we are children of our parents and grandparents, some of us are siblings, and many of us are coworkers and friends to someone. Our identity consists of multiple rolls and tasks. We try to do them the best we can. Nevertheless we do many mistakes.
We received our identity by Christ. This identity stands on His love to us. We answer this love through our lives—our speech, our thoughts, our acts. Are we afraid of failure?
The Bible says that „ those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. “ Thanks to this, we can cry, “Abba, Father” (Rom 8, 14-15).
„The Apostle Paul denotes us like ‘God´s children’ in the letter to Romans“, said students’ pastor Fino Korečko. Fino reminded us that Paul also points to that man who called God “daddy” (Abba). Christ shows us a confidence that destroys all our fears. “The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children“, says the Bible.
Our identity is standing on Christ. When it seems to be that we have nobody or nothing, remember that the Holy Spirit gives us the freedom to think and act without fear. We have new support in our soul through the Holy Spirit. And therefore „ if we are children, then we are heirs – heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.” (Rom 8, 16) This is our crucial identity! An identity which stands on eternal Love by Jesus Christ, who gave His life for us.