“Help! I Need A Phone Booth Right Away!”

supermanI got a text from Clark Kent today. It said, “Help! I need A Phone Booth. NOW! Sent from my iphone.”

Clark was in Atlanta seeking a private place to change identities, but he couldn’t find a phone booth. He tried to get in several office buildings to change in a bathroom, but they wouldn’t let him in without a security badge. That’s when he texted me for help.

I worked as a newspaper reporter with Clark. That’s how we got to know each other. We worked at different newspapers together.

Superman needed to catch criminals who wanted to steal all the peaches in Georgia. Clark Kent couldn’t catch them. He couldn’t risk Lois Lane or Jimmy Olson finding out Clark Kent was not his real identity. So he needed a phone booth to change identities.

Don’t we do the same thing at times? At work we have to be Mr. Salesman or Lois Loan Officer. Then when we come home we have to change identities to play Dad or Mom Then on Saturday we play Soccer Mom or gardener or football fan. At church on Sunday we change into our usher or Bible teacher identity. We call it wearing different hats. Clark Kent calls it wearing different capes or different spandex tights.

But there’s one identity, our most important identity, we’ll never have to change. That’s our identity in Christ. We will ALWAYS be children of the most High God. He will always love us and cherish us as His beloved children. Joint heirs with Jesus in the Kingdom of Heaven. Once we accept Jesus as Lord, our identity is cast in stone. It will never change. No one can ever change it, no matter how hard they try. No phone booth required.

Can I get an “Amen”?

About Steven Sawyer

God blessed me with the gift of writing. Mom told me I wrote paragraphs in second grade when others were learning to write sentences. I spent more than three decades in professional writing gigs. For the past eight years I've combined my passion for writing with my love for the Lord. He and I write a Christ-centered, family-friendly blog to glorify God Monday-thru Friday at https://stevensawyer.wordpress.com/. My wife and I have four grown children and two precious granddaughters we co-parent with their mom. I'm a Galatians 2:20 disciple of Christ seeking to allow Christ to live His life in me, through me, and as me.
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10 Responses to “Help! I Need A Phone Booth Right Away!”

  1. Ben Nelson says:

    Amen – Though I am feeling like some of us could let THAT super suit show while wearing our other hats. Good encouragement Steven – thank you.

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