Who Am I?

 

Have you ever been out late at night in a place that allowed you to see the stars in all their splendor?  Whenever that opportunities arises I never cease to be absolutely amazed at the grandeur of God’s creation.  That kind of experience often reminds me of Psalm 8:3-4:

      When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers,

      The moon and the stars which You have ordained,

      What is man that You are mindful of him,

      And the son of man that You visit him?

 

In such a moment it is easy to look at what you know is just a small fraction of the Universe and wonder aloud, “God, with all this You have made, why am I so important to You?  Why have you bothered to seek a relationship with me (and it is God who does the seeking) . . . me, someone so insignificant?  And yet, I know that I am indeed significant in the eyes of God . . . so significant that He sent His Son to die on the cross for me (and for you as well).  How much more proof than that do I need to convince me I am special to God?

King David, the writer of this psalm, responds to this realization with words of praise in verse 9: “O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is Your name in all the earth!”  The next time you see a big ole’ moon or a sky full of stars, pause to give praise to the One who placed each star, each planet, each moon, and each one of us in their place.

By the way, Casting Crowns, a contemporary Christian band sings about the wonder of what God has created, and what He does in the human heart, in a song titled “Who Am I?”.  I’ve included the lyrics to that song below:

      Who am I, that the Lord of all the earth

      Would care to know my name

      Would care to feel my hurt

      Who am I, that the Bright and Morning Star

      Would choose to light the way

      For my ever wandering heart

 

      Chorus:

      Not because of who I am

      But because of what You’ve done

      Not because of what I’ve done

      But because of who you are

 

      I am a flower quickly fading

      Here today and gone tomorrow

      A wave tossed in the ocean

      Vapor in the wind

      Still You hear me when I’m calling

      Lord, You catch me when I’m calling

      And You’ve told me who I am

      I am Yours, I am Yours

 

      Who am I, that the eyes that see my sin

      Would look on me with love and watch me rise again

      Who am I, that the voice that calmed the sea

      Would call out through the rain

      And calm the storm in me

 

      Repeat Chorus

      I am Yours

      Whom shall I fear

      Whom shall I fear

      ‘Cause I am Yours

       I am Yours

 

It is my prayer that you would look to the Lord Jesus to discover just exactly who you are!