Lent: Day Six


For he knows our frame; he remembers that we are dust. -Psalm 103:14

I was reading a Billy Graham devotional from years ago, and came across something significant. Did you know that our first astronauts, while being trained for their moon flights, were required to give twenty answers to the query, “Who are you?” Take the same test yourself. When you have made your list and run out of things to add, ask yourself if you have truly answered. Do you really know who you are? 

Scientists agree that our desperate search leads all humans to seek heroes and to imitate others, to “paste bits and pieces of other people on ourselves.” We relate to people as an actor portraying a character. We play golf in the style of Tiger Woods. Part of this process is natural, for we learn by imitating others. The tragedy is that the person we assemble is not genuine. “Who am I?” you cry as you roam the world looking for yourself.

Consider this: there are three of you. There is the person you think you are. There is the person others think you are. There is the person God knows you are and can be through Christ.

Have you seriously considered these: Are you a broken person? Are you being transformed by the Gospel? Are you enjoying Jesus? Are you helping others to do the same? Are you willing to share and be shared with? Find a person you relate to well. Help each other discover the people God knows you can be.