A Question To Ask Every Hour of Every Day for the Rest of Your Life
I recently sold my dear old ’53 Five-Window Chevy Pick-up. I never had a chance to drive it anymore, and because I am the same year model, I knew that just sitting there was taking a toll on its well-being. But yeah, it was hard to see it go.
When I was collecting the keys to give to the new owners, I discovered that I had several duplicates, or at first they appeared to be. Holding them up and comparing each one to the original, only one turned out to be exact. The difference was so subtle, but it was enough to start the engine.
Sometimes it’s the smallest thing. Sometimes just a word or two can change your perspective just enough that a whole new facet of your relationship with the Lord comes into focus. At least, that has been my experience time and again.
I love BibleGateway.com. I use it constantly in my research for plays and songs. For example, if you do a keyword search of the exact phrase “in Christ” you will get 90 passages, many of which will just knock your socks off, if you really think about what the Lord is telling you.
Well, I was chewing on some of those assurances, and this question popped into my head: “Who am I to Jesus?”
A lot of wonderful answers are in that long list of Scriptures: Alive, loved, a new creation, free, forgiven, justified, sanctified…but the question came again.
“But who am I…to Jesus?
Then I found myself thinking about who I am to the most important people in my life. Who am I to Robin? Who am I to our kids?
Answering that, I realized that who I am to them…who they trust me to be… defines me. It humbles me, it inspires me, and it motivates me to be nothing less. I see their faces as I think about each of them, and it fills my heart with thankfulness to be so richly blessed.
So again…who am I to Jesus?
I want to ask that question every hour of every day for the rest of my life, because the answer I get in my mind’s eye is not words…it’s the Lord’s face breaking into a smile.