Who Are You?
How would you answer the question “Who are you?” When John the Baptist was asked that question, he spoke without hesitation: “I am the voice.” John was not confused, and he did not stutter. He knew exactly who he was and what he was called to do. He was called to be “the voice”—to announce the coming of the Kingdom of God and of the Messiah of Israel. It didn’t bother John that he wasn’t the Messiah. The only thing that would have bothered him was not to speak clearly. John was a satisfied man, confident and content in his knowledge of himself.
Many times we might ask who we are, because confusion comes in our life, because of this broken and sinful world. As a disciple and follower of Christ, Christians should know more than anything what they are called to do, just as John the Baptist, said he was the voice. We are called also to be the voice in this modern world; we are called to spread the "Good News." And what better time than this time of year, to share that message. This time of the year, when there are the lost and the lonely, who don't have family to celebrate Christmas with. And to the lonely who are in deep depression or contemplating suicide. We are called to be that light in the darkness.
"Who are you?" You are called to share what the birth of Christ is all about; the gift of salvation, the gift of eternal life. The free gift that is for everyone. All the lost needs to do is to stop rejecting the love of Christ and follow Him.
God said, “I AM WHO I AM” (Exodus 3:14). Abraham said, in effect, “I am old” (Genesis 17:17). Jacob said, “I am Esau your firstborn” (Genesis 27:19). Moses said, “I am not eloquent” (Exodus 4:10). Gideon said, “I am the least in my father’s house” (Judges 6:15). Ruth said, “I am a foreigner” (Ruth 2:10). Nehemiah said, “I am doing a great work” (Nehemiah 6:3). Jesus said, “I am the door, the light, the bread, the good shepherd” (John 10:9; 8:12; 6:35; 10:14). Paul said he was the chief of sinners (1 Timothy 1:15).
Can you say who you are? Decide, “How happy you are with your answer.” If you’re not sure, talk to God about a redirection.
In time God will unfold that purpose to you.
God's blessings as you think about how you can share the Gospel, the "Good News."