A devotional by Reverend Dr. Kevin Schwamb
From large corporations to government officials, internet intruders are a source of growing fear and anxiety. Hackers once committed to only stealing corporate secrets are now going after personal and private emails to hurt companies like Sony Pictures Entertainment and Yahoo. Leaks are no respecter of persons, just ask billionaire George Soro and former Secretary of State Colin Powell.
But there is one form of personal identity that can never be hacked or stolen. In 1 Peter 2:9, the apostle Peter refers to the followers of Jesus as being “…a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light.” These words were initially intended to provide first century Christians, who were undergoing upheaval and persecution, with encouragement and strength. Peter wanted his hearers to know that, although many of them had lost almost everything, there was one thing that even death could not take from them.
As Christians, our identity is secure in Jesus Christ because we belong to Him, have 24-7 access to Him, and exist to praise God and tell others about Him! Although your personal information and emails are never completely secure, it’s good to know that your identity in Christ is and always will be.