Who Am I?
For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. (Colossians 3:3 ESV)
The other day I was making two rather thick smoothies for my husband and me. The frozen peach pieces were not cooperating so I grabbed a big, black plastic utensil to occasionally stir and push down the frozen bits.
Then it happened.
In my early morning fog, I let go of the utensil and heard the blade chop at it. I whipped it out within seconds but the large four prong fork was now a three pronger. I shut off the blender and began searching for the elusive prong.
It took me a few minutes of stirring and finally straining to find it. It didn’t sink nor float, but was suspended in the middle of the thick shake. It was nicely hidden indeed.
The prong’s ability to cloak itself in the smoothie got me to thinking about my own identity. We women love to stand in front of the mirror in the morning and critically, prod and poke ourselves. Our reflection is not the enemy . . . our own hearts are!
We need to take some time in the morning before we do the dreaded strip into the shower and seek the Lord. We need to remember the Gospel and who we are in Christ. As we immerse ourselves in His Love for us, in His unconditional, ‘I’ll die for you – I did die for you’ – truth. If He loves us that much, shouldn’t that be the belief system we live under? Not under our own wretched way of thinking! We need to be so centered in His grace that we can’t be seen or found outside of Him.
Let’s break free from what TV and grocery store checkout stands tell us who we are to be, and let’s find rest and acceptance as we are cloaked in him!
Father, forgive us for being so deceived by the world’s standards and losing sight of how You see us. Keep us dead centered and lost in You today as we move throughout our day. Thank You for Love so crazy, so undefinable that we can float and rest in the peace and acceptance of its truth! Amen