One of the songs that we sang together during last Sunday night’s service at SBC has been swimming in my brain and reaching deep into my heart. The song was written by the group Casting Crowns and it asks a simple question, “Who am I?”
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.
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.
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, a vapor in the wind.
Still You hear me when I’m calling, Lord, You catch me when I’m falling, and You’ve told me who I am, I am Yours, I am Yours.
As I study God’s Word I find that I am not alone when it comes to the “Who Am I?” question. It was asked by Moses, by David, by Solomon, and by many others from their day to ours. In Psalm 8:4, David asked, “What is man that You take thought of him, and the son of man that You care for him?” This is one of those questions that finds its rest in the perfect will of our Sovereign God. The bottom line is that it is what God has chosen to do.
Who am I? A child of the living God, chosen in Christ before the foundation of the world. Chosen to be holy and blameless before Him. Predestined as son through Jesus Christ. According to the intention of His will (Ephesians 1).