“And now I’m going to tell you who you are, really are.”

While my three children were growing up, I kept a reminder on the refrigerator for them to see on their way out to school everyday: “Remember whose child you are…. You are a child of the King!”

I was reminded of that as I read through the scripture this week. (I decided to read it in the Message version -which I have greatly enjoyed!) 

Matthew 16:15-19 says:  “And how about you? Who do you say I am? Simon Peter said, “You’re the Christ, the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”

“Jesus came back, “God bless you, Simon, son of Jonah! You didn’t get that answer out of books or from teachers. My Father in heaven, God himself, let you in on this secret of who I really am. And now I’m going to tell you who you are, really are.

Do you know who you really are?

It took Peter awhile to figure it out and to live up to his name – a rock.  It can take a lifetime journey for us, too.  But here’s the good news! We are children of the King! We often forget that.  He’s the King of Kings. We have access to His throne room. He knows our name and hears our every cry and spoken word.  We have not just hope, but the assurance of life eternal in a beautiful kingdom with Him.

And, not only are we children of the King and Kingdom heirs, we also will receive a new name! Revelation 2:17 says that to those who overcome, the Lord will give that person a white stone with a new name written on it, known only to the one who receives it.

I cannot wait to hear the Lord say: And now I’m going to tell you who you are, really are.  Maranatha! Valerie

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