“Remember Your Baptism,” something we say regularly in the liturgy of worship. But why is this so important? It is important because we, like Jesus (and all others who have claimed their identity as children of God through the sacrament of baptism) are constantly tempted to trade away our identity as God’s people for someother identity. We think of ourselves less as children of God and more as pastors, or parents, or students, or business persons . . . you get the idea.
But Christians have long understood, as Jesus himself understood, that the only ultimately-important understanding of what makes us valuable and our lives meaningful is that we are children of God, claimed tenaciously by grace and entrusted by God with important work to do. This Lent we will have daily devotions aimed at unpacking what that might mean for us as we make our way to Easter.