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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Who Am I?

We all asked that question. The answer depends on the context; a nurse, a student, French, seeker, a personal assistant, and many other responses.
Few months ago I ordered a DNA testing kit. Last week the results were in. According to the test I am 99.6% European. That wasn't surprise. Out of my European lineage 85.3% is Eastern European, Interestingly enough, the test didn't differentiate between Eastern European populations. So I don't know how much Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, or any other Eastern European DNA I have. Also, there is 6.4% Northwestern European, 0.8% Finnish, 1.4% French and German, 4.2% broadly Northwestern European, 4.1% Southern European, 2.8% Balkan, 1.3% broadly Southern European, and 3.9% broadly European. As for the rest of My DNA: 0.1% Yakut, <01% Mongolian, <0.1% Native American, <0.1% South Asian, and 0.2% unassigned.
So here is my genetic mix. Thanks to 23andMe company. I am glad that I did this test. I am more diverse than I expected.

True Identity

But DNA does not describe my true identity. I know that we will all die. If my body will get cremated, there will be no DNA left. If my skeleton will be left in the ground, it will not matter much where I was from--I would not be here. My body and DNA is not me. It houses my organs and spirit. Where is y true identity then...It described in the Bible.
There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.--Galatians 3:28
I was born a Soviet Union citizen. No I have a Russian passport and Canadian permanent residency card. This is part f who I am while on Earth, but...

But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ,--Philippians 3:20
 Below is my chart.




  1. Amen! I think that God planted us on each mother contry with His reason.To let us ask God and pray for our country people.And those who belong to Jesus Christ truly have citizenship in heaven.Thank you for the nice article.


    1. Sanae, this is so true. For the past few years I have been wondering what my ethnic origin is/ There were few legends surrounding my family. I did the test to dissipate the rumors. Our identity is in heaven.


  2. Yes, you are very right, Irina. Our identity is in heaven and we have one heavenly DNA in Christ! I like your Bible quotes from Gal 3:28 and Phil 3:20.
    And I am going to quote one more verse, too.

    John 1:12,13
    But as many as received Him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name.
    Which were born, NOT OF BLOOD, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

    p.s. Your post always give us good insight. Thank you!

    In Christ,

    1. Kinuko, thank you s much for such an insightful comment. I might publish my head covering testimony in Russian someday. I don't have Russian keyboard. I use this post a reminder this our identity is indeed in heaven. Ameen