I spent the first two days of this week proving to the state of South Carolina that I am me.
Why? I was trying to get a South Carolina driver's license for me and South Carolina license plates for our cars.
There are many steps required by the state to go through to get this accomplished. I would say the easiest part was paying the property taxes for the cars.
Then came the DMV.
I may be wrong, but I got the distinct feeling that the lady who first receives the people at the local DMV delights in finding that you don't have the right documents. I went on Monday afternoon to get the list (which she quickly rattled off) and Hubby and I searched boxes for the correct documents. We were having a hard time finding some of the required documents and frustration was setting in. I prayed for God to intervene, and a few minutes later Hubby comes upstairs with a three-ring binder and starts pulling out the necessary documents. I laughed. It was a very logical place because a few years ago I asked Hubby to put together a notebook. In it is all our important papers and information about financial stuff, etc. Hubby did a wonderful job of organizing it. The problem was, we both forgot about it!! We blamed it on the stress of moving. Yes, absolutely that and not the getting older and all that stuff.
Tuesday we both went to the DMV together to finish all of this. As we were showing different official documents, I thought that it seemed a very difficult task to prove we are who we are.
But I KNOW who I am IN CHRIST. And I couldn't be more thankful.
Romans 10:9 says: If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
If I am saved, then I am a child of God.
Galatians 3:26-28 says: So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
1 John 3:1 says: See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!
I am thankful that God doesn't require a birth certificate, passport, marriage license, proof of address, social security card to call me His child.