I’ve always resonated with the idea of a secret identity. Whether it’s the superhero incognito in plain sight, or the young lady who doesn’t know she’s royalty, or the young man who discovers his destiny, our stories are full of tales of secret identity.
In many ways, that’s exactly who we are as followers of Jesus. By grace through faith in Christ, we are children of God. Yet sons and daughters of God are supposed to be titans—mighty and resplendent beings! At least that’s how the old myths go. But ours is a secret identity.
The seed of who we are has been planted. Our identity is growing from the inside out. And one day it will burst forth in glory! As 1 John 3:1–2 says, “See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are…. we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.”
Ours is a secret identity. The children of God are hidden in plain sight. And one day glory will break through in glory.
Because even now, we are loved, more than we know!