“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 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?”
(Lyrics from Casting Crowns, “Who Am I?”)
From Valentine’s Day to Mother’s Day, from Birthday’s to Anniversaries, most all of us celebrate the love we have for each other at scheduled times throughout the year. Even weekly, most of us take time to spend an hour, or more, to take time to attend church – hopefully celebrating the love we have for God.
However, if we took time to stop and realize what’s really going on, we would realize that God takes time every day to show his love for us. You see, if we look back in history, God not only created the earth, the stars, and moon, He maintains them (Nehemiah 9:6, Col 1:17, Hebrews 1:3). He not only created US, but gives us breath and life every day.
Psalm 8:4a – What is man that you [God] are mindful of him?
That’s a great question. But I think the answer is in this verse: “ God is love” (1 John 4:8).
It’s not JUST that God loves us, but that God IS love. It’s like the verse from Exodus 3:14 “God said… ‘I am that I am.’” God is all things, not just in action, but in character, in nature, and in all things. God is!
And so when we ask who we are? We are God’s. We are a part of Him. He made us and still dwells in us.