Who Am I?
Who am I? The answer is not as easy as it seems. What I can tell you is that I am a child of our heavenly Father. I also know that because of Adam and Eve’s transgression in the garden, I was born into sin. Even so, my Lord God and Saviour never gave up on me. Not when I was born and not any time since.
While the medical doctors gave me a poor chance of survival, God had a purpose for my life. When others said that I could not live a fulfilling life, God gave me the gifts of His Spirit so that I could go forth and spread the Word, as He commanded. All we have to do is love the Lord with all our heart, body, mind and soul to become the person we were intended to be from the beginning.
You see, if we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we can know that He will never leave us to our own devices. Rather, we can know that He will provide the strength and tools needed for us to accomplish all the tasks given us. As the Bible states, our Father walks with us, hand in hand. Indeed, Jesus never fails. Empowering us with the wonderful gifts of His Spirit – teaching, preaching, healing, the gift of knowledge, miraculous powers, prophecy, and different kinds of tongues –the Lord shows us His abundance of peace and joy.
My prayer is that everyone has an opportunity to know how awesome our Lord God is. How much He loves us. How much He wants to pour His peace upon all His children. He who knew no sin then became sin for us, shedding His precious blood on a cross so that we could be made whole in Christ. Wow! Writer S. Undset put it this way:
“And when we give each other Christmas gifts in His name, let us remember that He has given us the sun and the moon and the stars, and the earth with its forests and mountains and oceans — and all that lives and move upon them. He has given us all green things and everything that blossoms and bears fruit and all that we quarrel about and all that we have misused — and to save us from our foolishness, from our sins, He [who knew no sin] gave us Himself.”
When we think of our life on earth this way, it doesn’t really matter who I am. It only matters that I believe in Jesus by faith – the same “God with us” who willingly did everything He could to bring me under His wing. He wraps me in His protection. He fills my heart with joy and peace and happiness. He gives me hope that sustains me in a daily routine that rotates between healthy and unhealthy at any given time. Throughout, He is my rock of salvation.
Like Mary in the manger, I too exclaim, “My soul magnifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour for He has looked on the humble estate of His servant” (Luke 1:47-48) Thank you Jesus for caring for me. Merry Christmas!