In western societies and cultures, when one attends a social event the question is often asked “who are you?” The likely answer is I am a dentist or a doctor, lawyer or some other occupation. The inquirer may say I did not ask you what you did for a living, but rather who are you? The answer is likely to escape the question as many people conflate what they do with who they are. Most people do not know who they are. Most people do not know their Father, in the spiritual sense of that term and sadly in the natural sense as well. Nonetheless, in the Middle East, the question posed to you is more likely to be “who is your father?” in an attempt to get a better understanding of where you come from, who is your family, who are you descended from? I have found it more interesting to ask a question of a person I don’t know “where did you grow up?” This innocuous question often leads to many questions about family, how they grew up, how many brothers and sisters they had, or perhaps they were an only child. The context of a person’s background is often helpful in quickly getting to know where a person is coming from by asking the question of where they grew up, rather than the question what do you do for a living?
How much time and energy do we spend each day trying to project an image of who we would like other people to think we are in order to gain their acceptance and in some perverted sense love from them. Wouldn’t a better approach to our lives start with the realization that God my Father loves me, completely and totally, no matter what I do or have done? The problem is that we don’t know Him. What if I were to find out that the One who knows me the best (including all my faults and shortcomings), loves me the Most? If one discovers that they don’t know Him then one will never find the answer of who I am. That’s a scary thought. Does He exist? Can I know Him? What separates me from Him, if indeed He exists? This state of separation from God our Father is what scripture describes as the state of sin. There is a gap, a chasm so to speak, between those who don’t know Him and God Himself. Nonetheless, as a good, good Father, absolutely good, He has provided a solution to spanning the gap. What is more important to you than finding out how to close that gap and connect with your Father? I will give you a hint: you cannot span the gap by anything you do by yourself. You need someone to help you, someone who has already spanned the gap, made the connection and even made the connection on your behalf. You need the Way, the truth and the Light.
Remember No Daddy: No identity…..Know Daddy: Know Identity