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    Who am I?

    August 5, 2015
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    Bible Thoughts, Stories: HMI Hockey Camp 2015


    Who Am I?

    Last summer I was at hockey camp and we were doing our daily staff devotion. Admittedly, my attention is occasionally numb during these times. At other times, I am too distracted by the next responsibility during a busy camp week. This particular devotional time however, will stand out to me for the rest of my life. As I have said, I have met so many wonderful people in my adventures with HMI. This man sharing the devotion was no exception. Knowing only a small snippet of his life, his words shook me to my core.

    He shared about his life and then read the lyrics to a song that I had heard many times, even at a live show. But when read by this man, the meaning of the song came alive. It didn’t take amazing musical talent, or fancy technology for this song to make an impact. It took a man who has seen life and been through it. The lyrics are as follows:

    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

    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

    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

    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

    I am Yours
    Whom shall I fear
    Whom shall I fear
    'Cause I am Yours
    I am Yours

    It’s nothing we have done. Our identity isn’t tied to what we do. Nor is our destiny in our hands. Our circumstances, hard times, and situations are part of a big plan and God is there through it all. We are His no matter what. Paul writes in his letter to the church of Corinth, “…if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold the new has come” (2 Corinthians 5:17). As Christians, our identity should be in nothing but Christ Jesus. We are new in Him. We live in a society where people love titles and positions, job descriptions and lists of accomplishments. In the midst of that, I constantly have to ask myself: who am I? God, I am yours.

    Who are you?

    Until next time,
    The Intern

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