Most of us answer depending upon the context and circumstances surrounding the person asking the question. For instance, if a parent at school asked the question, I would probably respond “I am Morgan, Trent or Trey’s mom.” If someone associated with my husband asked me I would probably respond “I am Scott’s wife.” If someone at my job asked, I would respond “I am the [insert job title].”
All of these responses are true but do they define who I am? My true self is first and foremost a person who loves Jesus deeply. So, why would I not respond as such when asked the question? I was just writing a note to a friend and in this note I found myself trying to express my faith in Jesus to bring healing. But before I expressed my thoughts that He would heal I started with words that make me sad. I started the sentence “Please don’t think I’m a religious freak but….” These words weigh heavy on my heart. Why did I feel compelled to write these words? I love Jesus with all of my heart. I am not afraid to talk about Jesus. Because of my faith in who He is, I know that Jesus will perform a miracle of healing in this person’s life. He’s no different today than he was 2000 years ago. And He will not change 2000 years from now. He will never change. That’s a promise we can stand on in this ever-changing world.
But you remain the same, and your years will never end. Psalm 102:27
I the Lord do not change. Malachi 3:6
I did not mail that note. Instead I wrote a new note. In this new note, I did not apologize first for loving Jesus. I simply stated what He laid on my heart for this dear person – that healing will happen.
The next time someone asks you “Who are you?,” give some thought to how you would respond. We should all know exactly who we are. We belong to Jesus and we are His. The next time I am asked I will proudly say “I am a Jesus-loving girl!”