“A Baby’s hands in Bethlehem were small and softly curled.
But held within their dimpled grasp, the hope of all the world.”
(L.S. Clark, Hymns For Children And Grownups To Use Together; Farrar, Strauss & Young, New York, NY, 1953)
Who are you? Your identity tells others who you are, where you came from and what you are uniquely capable of accomplishing. For some people, discovering their unique individuality might take a while, even lifetimes. We were all born into this world in the same chaotic, yet humble manner, and as we have grown, hopefully our unique talents and aptitudes have risen to the top, giving us purpose and functionality. Many of our difficulties lie in the fact that, as we are still discovering who we are and what we are here to do, we must get along with other human beings who are also trying to uncover their identities.
Jesus knew who He was. The problem He faced was trying to convince His followers of His true identity. When His disciples finally understood who He was, Peter proclaimed the answer—“The Christ of God.” Historically, Christ followers, including the original disciples, wrestled with what it meant for Jesus to be the anointed Son of God, but today, we know one thing is for certain. Jesus is the Savior of the world, and we begin to discover our unique purpose and identity when we immerse ourselves in who Christ is, becoming more like Him.
JUST A THOUGHT
Will you follow Jesus today?