Daily Devotionals

Who Am I?

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Scripture: “So then, you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and also members of the household of God, built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the cornerstone; in him the whole structure is joined together and grows into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom you also are built together spiritually into a dwelling place for God.” – Ephesians 2:19-22 

Sometimes, when I first wake up in the morning, I forget who I am. I am missing the person I used to be. When I was younger, life was so full! But now in my 70s, I find gratefulness to God for bringing adventures right to my door.

These days, I think of myself more as “contracting my work out for God” each day. It helps me get centered because many days I stay home now.

Short trips away from home to Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens always bring joy to my husband and me. Thank God we are able to have a membership there because it has become our second home. We love admiring and taking photos of God’s creation there.

We are also grateful for our membership at Eastminster, our church family. As today’s focus scripture reminds us, we are “fellow citizens with the saints and also members of the household of God,” and, in Jesus, we are “built together spiritually into a dwelling place for God” (Ephesians 2: 19, 22). Together, you and I have been adopted into God’s family and have become his children (Romans 8:16).

Through God’s creation and his people around me, I am always able to see God. And through him, I see “who I am” today. 

Prayer: Dear God, I thank you for your creations and your church. God’s family becomes visible on earth through your church. Thank you for making us members of your family! Help me to always see “who I am” through who you are, Lord. In Jesus’s holy name, Amen.

Submitted by Chris Lawson