Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God. John 1:12 (NIV)
Yesterday I was listening to a sports radio broadcast. The hosts were talking about buying vintage basketball shoes on E-bay for hundreds of dollars. They are shoes made from the same material as every other basketball shoe. What makes them value is the name on them. The same is true with baseball trading cards. It is just card stock paper with information and stats. A card’s value is determined by the name of the player which it represents.
God’s people need to remember who we are. We are branded with the name of Christ. That makes us of great value and worth. Too often we have let elements in our culture convince us that we are second class. They are wrong. We are children of the King of all kings. We need to live and act up to our heritage. We need to believe we can and should make a difference in the world.