Identity in Christ

The absence of names in the beginning of the book of Exodus suggests just how dehumanizing life had become for the Israelites. Stripped of their rights, their freedom and their identities, the Israelites were truly in bondage. And yet, “a certain man of the house of Levi went and married a Levite woman” (Exodus 2:1). These two unnamed Levites then give birth to a son, who is also not named. The mother is enamored with her newborn and she hides him for three months. When concealing him becomes impossible, the mother takes the boy and puts him in a tiny basket and hides him in the reeds of the Nile River. The boy’s sister, also unnamed, follows the mother, witnesses her desperate actions, and watches over her brother’s basket. So many of us live lives of captivity, going to work, coming home, going to work, living for the weekend or holidays. Life has to be more than that. Invite someone today to take a closer look at Christ and his church and they might well find their true identity in Christ