Posted: July 23, 2016
One of my favorite childhood Disney scenes is from The Lion King, an animated classic from the 90s. Simba's father died in a tragic stampede when he was young, and since then, Simba had left his home and family, forgetting who he was. In one iconic scene, Simba runs into a Rafiki, a Mandrill with a friendly reminder for Simba:
"You're Mufasa's boy!"
It's easy to go through each day and forget who you are, and whose you are. See, you're a child of God. You're God's child! And no matter how today, or yesterday or this year has gone, that doesn't change who you are. You may think something else of yourself, but you're still a child of God. And much like how Rafiki reminded Simba of who he was, you should be reminded today that as a child of the King, nothing and no one can separate you from his love and grace and favor and blessing for your life. And every bit of God's power that raised his son Jesus from the grave is alive in you. So recognize who you are and give God some praise for being the welcome, accepting, loving and powerful Father that he is. You're a part of his family!
"For you are all children of God through faith in Christ Jesus." - Galatians 3:26
Lord, thank you for adopting me into your family. I thank you that I am a child of the King, and that you have received me into your family. Help me to live today like a child of the King. In Jesus' name, amen.