Who am I?
“So if God gave them the same gift as he gave us, who believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I to think that I could oppose God?”
Who was I?
Who am I? We do well to carry this question around a bit more.
Peter knew his place.
Many are on a mission today. A mission of wanting to become someone, trying to make a name for themselves. Sadly and probably not surprisingly you find some of these within the Church especially those who get paid to be in it. Whilst those who pay do so because they want to have heroes. It’s modern day idol-worship.
Many have tried to pretend they have something that has never actually been given to them.
Many are trying to be great, anything less is failure.
These people tire quickly and leave the Church, unable to sustain such pressure. Or they move into retirement having spent a life of misbelief, not about God, but about themselves.
It’s time for the ‘many’ to acknowledge who they are not.
I am not the be all and end all.
I am not the answer to everyone’s questions.
I am not the healer.
I am not the Saviour.
We are people following the Way, we don’t own the way.
We just do not know everything. What we believe we know today could change in a decade. A lot that we hold to is subjective.
We peer through a glass darkly at times but we worship the Truth. You see no one has the whole truth and nothing but the truth. But we follow the Truth.
We don’t give life we receive it from the Life.
Who am I?
We need to give ourselves a break from trying to be the fountain of all truth and knowledge and we need to give others a break who are fed up of hearing such comments perhaps.
We have part-vision. We do not see everything. We do not possess the perfect understanding. We at times see trees that walk.
However, by staying connected to Jesus we have a far better chance of getting perfect sight!
That’s the point of the journey.
So, if today it’s all a bit cloudy then that’s okay. Hang in there for with Jesus it will become clear in the end. Even if you have to wait till after your end!
It’s not until you know who you are not, that you open up to who you are.
What Peter knew was this: God loves everyone equally. God can do things that we think He wouldn’t do.
I think that’s all we need to know don’t you?